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«History, we can confidently assert, is useful in the sense that art and music, poetry and flowers, religion and philosophy are useful. Without it -- as with these -- life would be poorer and meaner; without it we should be denied some of those intellectual and moral experiences which give meaning and richness to life. Surely it is no accident that the study of history has been the solace of many of the noblest minds of every generation.»
Author: Henry Steele Commager
, history of art
, history of music
, moral philosophy
«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.»
Author: Henry George
«Go far - too far you cannot, still the farther The more experience finds you: and go sparing - One meal a week will serve you, and one suit, Through all your travels; for you'll find it certain The poorer and the baser you appear, The more you look t»
«Government cannot make man richer, but it can make him poorer»
«Everyone is poorer in proportion as he has more wants, and counts not what he has, but wishes only for what he has not.»
«I believe and I say it is true Democratic feeling, that all the measures of the Government are directed to the purpose of making the rich richer and the poor poorer.»
«A reporter meets interesting people. If he endures, he will get to know princes and presidents, popes and paupers, prostitutes and panderers. And always, in the back of his head, there will be a dozen men and women he will never meet. And always, he will feel the poorer for it.»
«How can one better magnify the Almighty than by sniggering with him at his little jokes, particularly the poorer ones.»
«But if he be poorer than thy estimation, then he shall present himself before the priest, and the priest shall value him; according to his ability that vowed shall the priest value him.»
«Another point; you desire that I should come to your houses, you pray to Me to do so, you grieve when I do not come, you start reviling yourself that you are poorer than others, that you are spiritually underdeveloped perhaps, and so on. I have no place in My heart for such distinctions and differences.»