The Great Awakening: The Story of the Twenty-second Century

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George Book Publishing Company, 1899 - Utopias - 345 pages

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Page 56 - Hath not a Jew eyes? hath not a Jew hands, organs, dimensions, senses, affections, passions? fed with the same food, hurt with the same weapons, subject to the same diseases, healed by the same means, warmed and cooled by the same winter and summer, as a Christian is? If you prick us, do we not bleed ? if you tickle us, do we not laugh ? if you poison us, do we not die ? and if you wrong us, shall we not revenge ? If we are like you in the rest, we will resemble you in that.
Page 335 - ... of knowledge is not error, but inertness. All that we want is discussion, and then we are sure to do well, no matter what our blunders may be. One error conflicts with another, each destroys its opponent, and truth is evolved. This is the course of the human mind ; and it is from this point of view that the authors of new ideas, the proposers of new contrivances, and the originators of new heresies, are benefactors of their species. Whether they are right or wrong is the least part of the question....
Page 335 - This is the course of the human mind, and it is from this point of view that the authors of new ideas, the proposers of new contrivances, and the originators of new heresies, are benefactors of their species. Whether they are right or wrong, is the least part of the question. They tend to excite the mind ; they open up the faculties ; they stimulate us to fresh inquiry; they place old subjects under new aspects; they disturb the public sloth; and they interrupt, rudely, but with most salutary effect,...
Page 298 - Alas, that life must forever feed its growth on death, and human progress advance only over the ruins of the perfect ! 317 They fell, and the saws went at them.
Page 83 - INSTRUMENTS. 293 made from cleft bones were the instruments most used. The drum was the favorite, and the beating of several in nice accord sufficed alone for an accompaniment to the song and the dance. Two kinds of drum are mentioned; of these, the huehuetl™ was a hollow cylinder of wood, about three feet high, and a foot and a half in diameter, curiously carved and painted, and having its upper end covered with a dressed deer-skin, tightened or loosened in tuning, and played upon with the hands....
Page 205 - It is sad to think of, but it is a fact, that if these upper classes had been allowed to exist, their inborn tendency to manage and control the lives of other men, coming from the fact that they had become so used to controlling capital that it was second nature to them, would have been a constant menace to a just social organization, and would in great part have modified the change that was deemed absolutely essential 'Alas, that life must forever feed its growth on death I...
Page 78 - This question of money is of vast importance and is deeper than either free trade or single tax. To treat land as private property is morally wrong, but it is not such an evil as to limit the increase of money, for if it were not for the latter, land market values would not exist.
Page 68 - I, by careful preservation, keep a hat for a year so that it is in just as good condition at the end as it was at the beginning of the year, the worth has not changed, but the market value may fluctuate, for this is a ratio and may be.
Page 31 - This boulevard, like all the other streets, was two hundred feet wide. In the centre there were walks, with flower beds and beautiful trees. It was an earthly paradise. One .who rides a bicycle appreciates the" smoothness of a hard road uncut by horses
Page 332 - Literature, music, the fine arts, and religion are but the superficial embellishments of the age in which they exist, and are moulded by it, but in themselves...

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