William Graham Sumner

1840 - 1910

A Quote by William Graham Sumner

He who would be well taken care of must take care of himself.

William Graham Sumner (1840 - 1910)

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A Quote by William Graham Sumner on debt, life, men, and world

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.

William Graham Sumner (1840 - 1910)

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A Quote by William Graham Sumner on justice and order

The invectives against capital in the hands of those who have it are double-faced, and when turned about are nothing but demands for capital in the hands of those who have it not, in order that they may do with it just what those who have it now are doing with it.

William Graham Sumner (1840 - 1910)

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A Quote by William Graham Sumner on art, books, discovery, duty, force, glory, inventions, life, mankind, men, order, rest, service, talent, and welfare

In the New Testament it 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.

William Graham Sumner (1840 - 1910)

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