The Analysis of Human Nature: Or, An Investigation of the Means to Improve the Condition of the Poor, and to Promote the Happiness of Mankind in General; Comprising, Also, the Progress and Present State of Political, Moral, and Religious Society, Band 1
W. Simpkin and R. Marshall, 1818
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Seite 19 - men's hearts failing them through fear, and for looking after those things which are coming upon the earth, for the powers of heaven shall be shaken." " And then shall they see the Son of Man, (or truth,) coming in a cloud, with power and great glory; and when these things begin to come
Seite 302 - make up the far greater part of every great political society. But what improves the circumstances of the greater part, can never be regarded as an inconveniency to the whole. No society can surely be flourishing, or happy, of which the far greater part of its members are poor and miserable. It is
Seite 77 - increase. In the next twentyfive years, the population would be forty-four millions, and the means of subsistence only equal to the support of thirty-three millions. In the next period, the population would be eighty-eight millions, and the means of subsistence just equal to the support of half that number; and, at the conclusion of the first century,
Seite 11 - principle," that any general character, from the best to the worst, from the most ignorant to the most enlightened, may be given to any community, even to the world at large, by the application of proper means; which means are, to a great extent, at the command, and under the control, of those who have influence in the affairs of men.
Seite 77 - when brought together, will be very striking. Let us call the population of this island eleven millions, and suppose the present produce equal to the easy support of such a number. In the first twenty-five years, the population would be twenty-two millions, and the food being also doubled, the means of subsistence would be equal to this
Seite 417 - to prohibit a great people from making all they can of every part of their own produce, or from employing their stock and industry in the way they may judge most advantageous to themselves, is a manifest violation of the most sacred rights of mankind.
Seite 316 - manufacturers complain much of the bad effects of high wages in raising the price, and thereby lessening the sale of their goods, both at home and abroad ; but they say nothing concerning the bad effects of high profits. They are silent with regard to the pernicious effects of their own gains; they complain only of those of
Seite 88 - From whose bourn no traveller returns, puzzles the will, " And makes us rather bear those ills we have, " Than fly to others that we know not of.