There is danger in reckless change; but greater danger in blind conservatism.
The fundamental principle of human action … is that men seek to gratify their desires with the least exertion.
How vainly shall we endeavor to repress crime by our barbarous punishment of the poorer class of criminals so long as children are reared in the brutalizing influences of poverty, so long as the bite of want drives men to crime.
Topics: Criminals, Crime
Unless there be correct thought, there cannot be any action, and when there is correct thought, right action will follow.
Compare society to a boat. Her progress through the water will not depend upon the exertion of her crew, but upon the exertion devoted to propelling her. This will be lessened by any expenditure of force in fighting among themselves, or in pulling in different directions.
Poorly paid labor is inefficient labor, the world over
Topics: One liners
The march of invention has clothed mankind with powers of which a century ago the boldest imagination could not have dreamt.
Man is an animal; but he is an animal plus something else. He is a mythic earth-tree, whose roots are in the ground, but whose top-most branches may blossom in the heavens.
He who sees the truth, let him proclaim it, without asking who is for it or who is against it.
Capital is a result of labor, and is used by labor to assist it in further production. Labor is the active and initial force, and labor is therefore the employer of capital.
Topics: Capitalism, Labor
The man who gives me employment, which I must have or suffer, that man is my master, let me call him what I will.
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