William Sumner Quotes


10 William Sumner quotes:



"It is the tendency of the social burdens to crush out the middle class, and to force society into an organization of only two classes, one at each social extreme."
"We throw all our attention on the utterly idle question whether A has done as well as B, when the only question is whether A has done as well as he could."
"Civil liberty is the status of the man who is guaranteed by law and civil institutions the exclusive employment of all his own powers for his own welfare."
"Men never cling to their dreams with such tenacity as at the moment when they are losing faith in them, and know it, but do not dare yet to confess it to themselves."
"If I want to be free from any other man's dictation, I must understand that I can have no other man under my control."
"What we prepare for is what we shall get."
"If you ever live in a country run by a committee, be on the committee."
"[I]t is taught that willing and voluntary service to others is the highest duty and glory in human life. The men of talent are constantly forced to serve the rest. They make the discoveries and inventions, order the battles, write the books, and produce the works of art. The benefit and enjoyment go to the whole. There are those who joyfully order their own lives so that they may serve the welfare of mankind."
Author: Sumner Quotes Category: Duty Quotes
"The men who start out with the notion that the world owes them a living generally find that the world pays its debt in the penitentiary or the poor house"
Author: Sumner Quotes Category: Living Quotes
"All history is only one long story to this effect: men have struggled for power over their fellowmen in order that they might win the joys of earth at the expense of others, and might shift the burden of life from their own shoulders upon those of ot"
Author: Sumner Quotes Category: Men Quotes



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