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    Buying and selling is essentially antisocial.
    — Edward Bellamy
    I first saw the light in the city of Boston in the year 1857.
    — Edward Bellamy
    tags: year 
     
    Your system was liable to periodical convulsions...business crises at intervals of five to ten years, which wrecked the industries of the nation.
    — Edward Bellamy
    tags: year 
     
    The most dangerous lovers women have are men of Cordis's feminine temperament. Such men, by the delicacy and sensitiveness of their own organizations, read women as easily and accurately as women read each other. They are alert to detect and interpret those smallest trifles in tone, expression, and bearing, which betray the real mood far more unmistakably than more obvious signs.
    — Edward Bellamy
    tags: men  women  real  read  lover  mood  dangerous 
     
    When you come to analyze the love of money which was the general impulse to effort in your day, you find that the dread of want and desire of luxury was but one of several motives which the pursuit of money represented; the others, and with many the more influential, being desire of power, of social position, and reputation for ability and success.
    — Edward Bellamy
    tags: desires  power  success  money 
     
    The folly of men not their hard heartedness was the great cause of the world s poverty.
    — Edward Bellamy
    tags: men  poverty  world 
     
    An American credit card...is just as good in Europe as American gold used to be.
    — Edward Bellamy
    tags: american 
     
    I cannot sufficiently celebrate the glorious liberty that reigns in the public libraries of the twentieth century as compared with the intolerable management of those of the nineteenth century, in which the books were jealously railed away from the people, and obtainable only at an expenditure of time and red tape calculated to discourage any ordinary taste for literature.
    — Edward Bellamy
    [I]f we could have devised an arrangement for providing everybody with music in their homes, perfect in quality, unlimited in quantity, suited to every mood, and beginning and ceasing at will, we should have considered the limit of human felicity already attained, and ceased to strive for further improvements.
    — Edward Bellamy
    Why, when the world gets to understand about it I expect that two men or two women, or a man and a woman, will come in here, and say to me, 'We have quarrelled and outraged each other, we have injured our friend, our wife, our husband; we regret, we would forgive, but we cannot, because we remember. Put between us the atonement of forgetfulness, that we may love each other as of old.
    — Edward Bellamy
    tags: men  women  world  friends  regret  wife 
     
    Hold the period of youth sacred to education, and the period of maturity, when the physical forces begin to flag, equally sacred to ease and agreeable relaxation.
    — Edward Bellamy
    The nation guarantees the nurture, education, and comfortable maintenance of every citizen from the cradle to the grave.
    — Edward Bellamy
    tags: education 
     
    Badly off as the men...were in your day, they were more fortunate than their mothers and wives.
    — Edward Bellamy
    tags: mother  wife 
     
    With a tear for the dark past, turn we then to the dazzling future, and, veiling our eyes, press forward. The long and weary winter of the race is ended. Its summer has begun. Humanity has burst the chrysalis. The heavens are before it.
    — Edward Bellamy
    Looking Backward was written in the belief that the Golden Age lies before us and not behind us.
    — Edward Bellamy
    tags: belief  lies  age 
     
    Competition, which is the instinct of selfishness, is another word for dissipation of energy, while combination is the secret of efficient production.
    — Edward Bellamy
    Equal wealth and equal opportunities of culture...have simply made us all members of one class.
    — Edward Bellamy
    No republic can long exist unless a substantial equality in the wealth of citizens prevails.
    — Edward Bellamy
    tags: equality  wealth 
     
    The primal principle of democracy is the worth and dignity of the individual.
    — Edward Bellamy
    tags: dignity  democracy  worth 
     
    If bread is the first necessity of life, recreation is a close second.
    — Edward Bellamy
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