QUOTATIONS FROM THE ISMS

 

Directions: Read each of the following quotations and then choose the individual you believe to be the speaker from the list of individuals listed below. Write the name of the speaker on the appropriate blank.

 

Possible Answers: Alexander I, Hegel, Mazzini, Mill, Owen, Ricardo, Rousseau, Saint-Simon, Smiles, Smith

 

1. _________ "All the worth which the human being possesses, all spiritual reality, he possesses only through the state. For his spiritual reality consists in this, that his own essence--Reason-- is objectively present to him, that it possesses objective immediate existence for him."

2. _________"The sole principle of conduct, be it between governments or their subjects, shall be that of rendering mutual service, and testifying by unceasing good-will, the mutual affection with which they should be animated. Fortify yourself each day in the principles which the Divine Savior has taught to men."

3. __________"National progress is the sum of individual industry, energy, and uprightness, as national decay is of individual idleness, selfishness and vice."

4. _________ "The grace of God was shown when he gave you a country, He divided Humanity into distinct groups, thus creating Nationalities. Evil governments have disfigured the divine design."

5. __________"If we cannot yet reconcile all opinions, let us endeavor to unite all hearts. It is of all truths the most important, that the character of man is formed FOR not BY himself."

6. _________ "The only purpose for which power can be rightfully exercised over any member of a civilized community, against his will, is to prevent harm to others. His own good, either physical or moral, is not a sufficient warrant."

7. _________ "No society can surely be flourishing and happy, of which the far greater part of the members are poor and miserable."

8. _________"Man was born free, and is everywhere in chains."

9. ________ "The golden age of the human race is not behind us, but ahead of us; our fathers will never see it, our children will see it some day; it is for us to prepare the way."

10. ________ "The opinion entertained by the laboring class, that the employment of machinery is frequently detrimental to their interests, is not founded on prejudice and error, but is conformable to the correct principles of political economy."