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Evil exists in the world not to create despair but activity.
If a country can only be rich by running a successful race for low wages, I should be disposed to say at once, perish such riches!
It is an acknowledged truth in philosophy that a just theory will always be confirmed by experiment.
Man cannot live in the midst of plenty.
Population, when unchecked, increases in a geometrical ratio, Subsistence, increases only in an arithmetical ratio.
The finest minds seem to be formed rather by efforts at original thinking, by endeavours to form new combinations, and to discover new truths, than by passively receiving the impressions of other men's ideas.
The greatest talents have been frequently misapplied and have produced evil proportionate to the extent of their powers.
The histories of mankind are histories only of the higher classes.
The main peculiarity which distinguishes man from other animals is the means of his support-the power which he possesses of very greatly increasing these means.
To prevent the recurrence of misery is, alas! beyond the power of man.
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