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" Of all obstacles to improvement ignorance is the most formidable, because the only true secret of assisting the poor is to make them agents in bettering their own condition, and to supply them, not with a temporary stimulus, but with a permanent energy. "
A treatise on the records of the Creation, and on the moral attributes of ... - Page 336
by John Bird Sumner (abp. of Canterbury.) - 1833
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Essay on the Beneficial Direction of Rural Expenditure

Robert Aglionby Slaney - Agriculture - 1824 - 260 pages
...so slight a cause, and at so trivial an expence. " Of all obstacles to improvement (says " Sumner) ignorance is the most formidable, " because the only...them, not " with a temporary stimulus, but with a perma" nent energy." * Not merely will the children who attend the schools become better members of...
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American Annals of Education and Instruction, Volume 3

Education - 1833 - 762 pages
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American Annals of Education

William Russell, William Channing Woodbridge, Fordyce Mitchell Hubbard - Education - 1833 - 658 pages
...Sumner; 'Of all obstacles to improvement, ignorance is the most formidable, because the only sure mode of assisting the poor is to make them agents in bettering their own condition.' Colquhoun, the able investigator of the police of London, observes ; ' In my opinion, there is too...
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The Farmer's Magazine

Agriculture - 1854 - 618 pages
...ifrnirance ia the mot formidable, because the only true secret uf asaiitiu^ the poor if by nuking them agents in bettering their own condition, and to supply them not with a temporary iumlui, but with a permanent energy. As fist as the standard of intelligence is raised, the poor become...
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Labour's Wrongs and Labour's Remedy; Or, the Age of Might and the Age of Right

John Francis Bray - Great Britain - 1839 - 224 pages
...from the evils connected with an indigent and unemployed population ; for it is confessed that — " the only true secret of assisting the poor, is to...temporary stimulus, but with a permanent energy." The admissions of the economists go not only to show that the present social system is radically defective,...
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A second series of useful hints for labourers; selected from the ...

Society for improving the condition of the labouring classes - 1840 - 168 pages
...higher than that of immediate interest makes his habitual employment an exercise of practical religion. "Of all obstacles to improvement, ignorance is the...more and more able to co-operate in any plan proposed *"* their advantage, more likely to listen to any reasonsuggestion, more able to understand, and therefore...
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The Progress of the Nation: In Its Various Social and Economical ..., Volume 3

George Richardson Porter - Great Britain - 1843 - 500 pages
...doctrine. It was well said by the Bishop of Chester (Dr. Sumner), in his ' Records of the Creation,' — " Of all obstacles to improvement, ignorance is the...co-operate in any plan proposed for their advantage, and more likely to listen to any reasonable suggestion, and more able to understand, and therefore...
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The English Journal of Education, Volume 1

1843 - 454 pages
...Catechism (Burns). Clje ISfcttor'ii portfolio. INDIGENCE NOT OFTEN FOUND IN COMPANY WITH GOOD EDUCATION. Of all obstacles to improvement ignorance is the most...co-operate in any plan proposed for their advantage, and more likely to listen to any reasonable suggestion, and more able to understand, and therefore...
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The English Journal of Education, Volume 1

George Moody - Education - 1843 - 444 pages
...Catechism (Burns). t IK lEDitor'd portfolio. INTJIOENCE NOT OFTEN FOUND IN COMPANY WITH GOOD EDUCATION. Of all obstacles to improvement ignorance is the most...standard of intelligence is raised, the poor become mi>re and more able to co-operate in any plan proposed for their advantage, and more likely to listen...
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The English Journal of Education ..., Volume 1, Issue 1 - Volume 3, Issue 5

1843 - 948 pages
...Catechitm (Burns). Cf)( IEDitor'3 Portfolio. IXDIOEKCK NOT OFTEN POUND IN COMPANY WITH OOOD EDUCATION. Of all obstacles to improvement ignorance is the most...the poor is to make them agents in bettering their o*n condition, and to supply them, not with a temporary stimulus, but with a permanent energy. As fast...
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