The Moral & Social Significance of the Conception of Personality

Clarendon Press, 1921 - 159 páginas
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Página 120 - By preferring the support of domestic to that of foreign industry, he intends only his own security; and by directing that industry in such a manner as its produce may be of the greatest value, he intends only his own gain, and he is in this, as in many other cases, led by an invisible hand to promote an end which was no part of his intention.
Página 120 - As every individual, therefore, endeavours as much as he can both to employ his capital in the support of domestic industry, and so to direct that industry that its produce may be of the greatest value ; every individual necessarily labours to render the annual revenue of the society as great as he can.
Página 120 - ... every individual necessarily labours to render the annual revenue of the society as great as he can. He generally, indeed, neither intends to promote the public interest, nor knows how much he is promoting it.
Página 62 - I went in curiosity for a day. I stayed for a week, held spell-bound by the charm and ease of everything, by the middle-class paradise, without a sin, without a victim, without a blot, without a tear. And yet what was my own astonishment, on emerging into the dark and wicked world again, to catch myself quite unexpectedly and involuntarily saying: "Ouf! what a relief! Now for something primordial and savage, even though it were as bad as an Armenian massacre, to set the balance straight again.
Página 35 - For in point of contents, thought is only true in proportion as it sinks itself in the facts ; and in point of form it is no private or particular state or act of the subject, but rather that attitude of consciousness where the abstract self, freed from all the special limitations to which its ordinary states or qualities are liable, restricts itself to that universal action in which it is identical with all individuals.
Página 92 - A State that is truly free ought not to suffer within its bosom any corporation, not even such as, being dedicated to public instruction, have merited well of the country.
Página 105 - And they placed them on the heavenly tablets, each had thirteen weeks; from one to another (passed) their memorial, from the first to the second, and from the second to the third, and from the third to the fourth.
Página 92 - ... concerned with ecclesiastical liberty, but at the same time universal in application, are some of the essays by Acton in the volume on 'Freedom'. That the problem is really concerned with the liberty alike of the individual and of the corporate society is best proved by such words as those of M.
Página 101 - Nur in Zeiten, wo die Wirklichkeit eine hohle geist- und haltungslose Existenz ist, mag es dem Individuum gestattet sein, aus der wirklichen in die innerliche Lebendigkeit zurückzufliehen.
Página 102 - Those," he held, "who cannot be enthusiastic in the study of society as it is, would not be so in the study of a better society if they had it. 'Here or nowhere is your America.

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