The Wage-workers of America: And the Relation of Capital to Labor

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Eagle Book and Job Print., 1893 - Labor - 224 pages
 

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Page 159 - That not to know at large of things remote From use, obscure and subtle, but to know That which before us lies in daily life, Is the prime wisdom...
Page 100 - There's a good time coming, boys, A good time coming: The pen shall supersede the sword ; And Right, not Might, shall be the lord In the good time coming. Worth, not Birth, shall rule mankind, And be acknowledged stronger; The proper impulse has been given; — Wait a little longer.
Page 71 - Certainly, in taking revenge, a man is but even with his enemy ; but in passing it over he is superior : for it is a prince's part to pardon. And Solomon, I am sure, saith, It is the glory of a man to pass by an offence?
Page 119 - give me neither poverty nor riches ;' and this will ever be the prayer of the wise. Our incomes, should be like our shoes, if too small, they will gall and pinch us, but, if too large, they will cause us to stumble, and to trip.
Page 158 - Yea, the voiceless wrath of the wretched, and their unlearned discontent, We must give it voice and wisdom till the waiting-tide be spent.
Page 217 - If solid happiness we prize, Within our breast this jewel lies ; And they are fools who roam : The world has nothing to bestow ; From our own selves our joys must flow, And that dear hut, our home.
Page 145 - Blest too is he who can divine Where real right doth lie, And dares to take the side that seems Wrong to man's blindfold eye. Then learn to scorn the praise of men And learn to lose with God ; For Jesus won the world through shame, And beckons thee His road.
Page 152 - I consider this estimate as correct as it can be; and, assuming that in this country subsistence costs about twice as much as in Germany, I do not think I shall be far from the truth in doubling Engel's estimates, and in assuming the expense of bringing up an American farmer or unskilled laborer for the first fifteen years of his life to average 100 thalers per year, or a total of 1,500 thalers, equal to about $1,500 currency. Following Dr. Engel's estimate, an American girl will be found...
Page 119 - Give me neither poverty nor riches "; and this will ever be the prayer of the wise. Our incomes should be like our shoes : if too small, they will gall and pinch us, but if too large, they will cause us to stumble and to trip. But wealth, after all, is a relative thing, since he that has little, and wants less, is richer than he that has much, but wants more. True contentment depends not upon what we have ; a tub was large enough for Diogenes, but a world was too little for Alexander.
Page 37 - Are roused by remembrance and steeled by despair. Go tame the wild torrent, or stem with a straw The proud surges that sweep o'er the strand that confines them ; But presume not again to give Freemen a law, Nor think with the chains they have broken to bind them.

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