Industry and Progress

Yale University Press, 1911 - 123 pages

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Page 12 - I, , a notary public in and for said county, in the state aforesaid, do hereby certify that Walter Merritt, who is personally known to me to be the same person whose name is subscribed to the foregoing instrument, appeared before me this day in person and acknowledged that he signed, sealed and delivered the said instrument as his free and voluntary act for the uses and purposes therein set forth.
Page 81 - Above all things, good policy is to be used that the treasure and moneys, in a state, be not gathered into few hands. For otherwise, a state may have a great stock, and yet starve. And money is like muck, not good except it be spread.
Page 10 - I or my heirs, executors or administrators, hereafter can, shall or may have for, upon or by reason of any matter, cause or thing whatsoever from the beginning of the world to the day of the date of these presents.
Page 81 - The freest government, if it could exist, would not be long acceptable, if the tendency of the laws were to create a rapid accumulation of property in few hands, and to render the great mass of the population dependent and penniless.
Page 28 - The contrast — which does not become blurred by familiarity with detail, but, on the contrary, becomes more vivid as the outlines are filled in — the contrast between the prosperity, on the one hand, of the most prosperous of all the communities of our Western civilization, with its vast natural resources, the generous fostering of government, the human energy, the technical development, the gigantic tonnage of the mines and mills, the enormous capital, of which the bank balances afford an indication...
Page 121 - CESAR once, seeing some wealthy strangers at Rome, carrying up and down with them in their arms and bosoms young puppydogs and monkeys, embracing and making much of them, took occasion not unnaturally to ask whether the women in their country were not used to bear children...
Page 31 - The present working day, from a physiological standpoint, is too long, and keeps the majority of men and women in a continual state of overfatigue. It starts a vicious circle, leading to the craving of means for deadening fatigue, thus inducing drunkenness and other excesses.
Page 56 - I do not believe in forcing a man to join a union. If he wants to join, all right, but it is contrary to the principles of free government and the Constitution of the United States to try to make him join.
Page 103 - I must repeat my conviction that the industrial economy which divides society absolutely into two portions, the payers of wages and the receivers of them, the first counted by thousands and the last by millions, is neither fit for, nor capable of, indefinite duration...
Page 115 - Drunkenness and theft of materials made each home the scene of crime and want and disorder. Superstition ruled and envy swayed the workers. If the members of a family endowed with more virtue and intelligence than the common herd tried to so conduct themselves as to secure at least self-respect, they were either abused or ostracized by their neighbors.

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