John Ruskin, Social Reformer

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D. Estes, 1898 - 357 strani
This 1898 volume provides a brief biography of the art critic and social theorist, with an extensive look at his influential views on social reform.
 

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Stran 100 - Life, including all its powers of love, of joy, and of admiration. That country is the richest which nourishes the greatest number of noble and happy human beings; that man is richest who, having perfected the functions of his own life to the utmost, has also the widest influence, both personal and by means of his possessions, over the lives of others.
Stran 143 - the labour that is divided, but the men — divided into mere segments of men, broken into small fragments and crumbs of life." " It is a sad account of a man to give of himself that he has spent his life in opening a valve, and never made anything but the eighteenth part of a pin.
Stran 45 - Man's use and function (and let who will not grant me this follow me no further, for this I purpose always to assume) is to be the witness of the glory of God, and to advance that glory by his reasonable obedience and resultant happiness.
Stran 249 - not in true contact with the common life. Whitman touches the quick of the matter," Now I re-examine philosophies and religions. They may prove well in lecture-rooms and yet may not prove at all under the spacious 1
Stran 221 - (iv. 372). 2 Munera Pulveris, § 133. social progress, as he conceives it, is the good-will and intelligence of the upper classes, the landowners and " captains of industry," whose functions have been already named, "to keep order among their inferiors, and raise them always to the nearest level with themselves of which those inferiors are capable."
Stran 114 - weight has in it a measurable power of sustaining the substance of the body; a cubic foot of pure air, a fixed power of sustaining its warmth, and a cluster of flowers of given beauty, a fixed power of enlivening or animating the senses and heart.
Stran 24 - to expand this judgment, for in "Fors" (iv. 201) we find him declaring that, " taken as a whole, Manchester can produce no good art and no good literature ; it is falling off even in the quality of its cotton ; it has reversed and vilified in loud lies every essential principle of political economy.
Stran 140 - We do not sell our prime-ministership by Dutch auction; nor on the decease of a bishop, whatever may be the general advantages of simony, do we (yet) offer his diocese to the clergyman who will take the episcopacy at the lowest contract.
Stran 106 - which Jevons once rose in a single rhetorical flight when he said that " the great problem of economy may, as it seems to me, be stated thus: ' Given a certain population with various needs and powers of production, in possession of certain lands and other sources of material: required the mode of employing their labour so as to maximise the utility of the produce,

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