Social Statics: Abridged and Revised; Together with The Man Versus the State

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D. Appleton, 1892 - 431 páginas
 

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This book is a handy, one-volume compilation of Herbert Spencer self-abridged "Social Statics" and his late-in-life volume of political essays, "The Man Versus the State." This is the one volume of ... Ler resenha completa

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Página 419 - But nature makes that mean; so over that art, Which you say adds to nature, is an art That nature makes. You see, sweet maid, we marry A gentler scion to the wildest stock, And make conceive a bark of baser kind By bud of nobler race. This is an art Which does mend nature — change it rather; but The art itself is nature.
Página 55 - has freedom to do all that he wills, provided he infringes not the equal freedom of any other...
Página 165 - Not to covet nor desire other men's goods ; but to learn and labour truly to get mine own living, and to do my duty in that state of life, unto which it shall please God to call me.
Página 378 - Hereby it is manifest, that during the time men live without a common power to keep them all in awe, they are in that condition which is called war, and such a war as is of every man against every man.
Página 62 - Though the earth and all inferior creatures be common to all men, yet every man has a property in his own person. This nobody has any right to but himself. The labour of his body, and the work of his hands, we may say, are properly his.
Página 46 - A state also of equality, wherein all the power and jurisdiction is reciprocal, no one having more than another; there being nothing more evident than that creatures of the same species and rank, promiscuously born to all the same advantages of nature, and the use of the same faculties, should also be equal one amongst another without subordination or subjection...
Página 62 - The labour of his body and the work of his hands, we may say, are properly his. Whatsoever, then, he removes out of the state that nature hath provided and left it in, he hath mixed his labour with it, and joined to it something that is his own, and thereby makes it his property.
Página 387 - An author has no natural right to a property in his production. But then neither has he a natural right to anything whatever which he may produce or acquire.
Página 194 - ... our trade with all parts of the world, for imposing taxes on us without our consent, for depriving us of the...
Página 96 - ... and being thereof duly convicted, shall be adjudged guilty of felony, and shall suffer death, as in cases of felony, without benefit of clergy.

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