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" Men do not become what by nature they are meant to be, but what society makes them. The generous feelings, and high propensities of the soul are, as it were, shrunk up, seared, violently wrenched, and amputated, to fit us for our intercourse with the... "
Memoirs of the Late Thomas Holcroft - Page 194
by Thomas Holcroft - 1816 - 320 pages
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Physiology of education: mental, moral, and social facts

William Moore Wooler - 1860
...falsely accused; and more particularly if they disdain to live the slaves of fear. Men do not, indeed, become what by nature they are meant to be, but what...seared, violently wrenched and amputated, to fit us for the intercourse with the world ; something in the manner that beggars maim and mutilate their children,...
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George Jacob Holyoake - Great Britain - 1892
...that if once discovered it must, being left to itself, soon spread and triumph. " Men," he said, " do not become what by nature they are meant to be, but what society makes them." Actors, apart from their profession, are mostly idealess ; and' the few who are capable of interest...
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Sixty Years of an Agitator's Life, Volume 1

George Jacob Holyoake - Great Britain - 1893 - 627 pages
...that if once discovered it must, being left to itself, soon spread and triumph. " Men," he said, " do not become what by nature they are meant to be, but what society makes them." Actors, apart from their profession, are mostly idealess ; and the few who are capable of interest...
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Sixty Years of an Agitator's Life, Volume 1

George Jacob Holyoake - Great Britain - 1893 - 627 pages
...that if once discovered it must, being left to itself, soon spread and triumph. " Men," he said, " do not become what by nature they are meant to be, but what society makes them." Actors, apart from their profession, are mostly idealess ; and the few who are capable of interest...
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Sixty Years of an Agitator's Life, Volumes 1-2

George Jacob Holyoake - Free thought - 1906 - 320 pages
...that if once discovered it must, being left to itself, soon spread and triumph. " Men," he said, " do not become what by nature they are meant to be, but what society makes them." Actors, apart from their profession, are mostly idealess ; and the few who are capable of interest...
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Beyond the Ring: The Role of Boxing in American Society

Jeffrey T. Sammons - Sports & Recreation - 1990 - 376 pages
...son of an Alabama sharecropper would become the greatest living testament to William Ha/Jin's adage, "Men do not become what by nature they are meant to be, but what society makes them."3 Louis's emergence on the prizefight scene coincided not only with the decline of the sport...
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Multicultural Autobiography: American Lives

James Robert Payne - Biography & Autobiography - 1992 - 338 pages
...submissive receptivity instead of independent activity" (243). A moment later, Hoggart cites Hazlitt's view that men "do not become what by nature they are meant...what society makes them. The generous feelings, and high propensities of the soul are, as it were, shrunk up, seared, violently wrenched, and amputated,...
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The Uses of Literacy

Richard Hoggart - Language Arts & Disciplines - 1957 - 320 pages
...wider and more impassioned judgment on trends in his society; but it has some relevance here and now: Men do not become what by nature they are meant to...what society makes them. The generous feelings, and high propensities of the soul are, as it were, shrunk up, seared, violently wrenched, and amputated,...
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Theory, Justice, and Social Change: Theoretical Integrations and Critical ...

Bruce A. Arrigo, Christopher R. Williams - Psychology - 2004 - 211 pages
...society. Every form of social organization makes necessary the production of certain types of people, so that, "Men do not become what by nature they are meant to be, but what society makes them . . .generous feelings . . . are, as it were, shrunk up, seared, violently wrenched, and amputated...
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Assessment and Evaluation

Chris Bell, Duncan Harris - Education - 2006 - 293 pages
...seem specifically designed to illustrate Hazlitt's dictum that: . . . Men do not become by nature what they are meant to be, but what society makes them. The generous feelings and high propensities of the soul are, as it were, shrunken, seared, violently wrenched and amputated to...
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