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R. H. Tawney

Richard Henry "R. H." Tawney (/?t??ni/; 30 November 1880 – 16 January 1962) was an English economic historian, social critic, ethical socialist, Christian socialist, and an important proponent of adult education.

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Freedom for the pike is death for the minnow.

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Clever men are impressed in their differences from their fellows. Wise men are conscious of their re ...

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If a man has important work, and enough leisure and income to enable him to do it properly, he is in ...

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Too often, contemning the external order as unspiritual, [the Puritan] has made it, and ultimately h ...

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An erring colleague is not an Amalkite to be smitten hip and thigh.

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The certainties of one age are the problems of the next.

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The characteristic virtue of Englishmen is power of sustained practical activity and their character ...

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Bankruptcies of governments have, on the whole, done less harm to mankind than their ability to rais ...

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...and was disposed too often to idealize as a virtue that habit of mean subservience to wealth and ...

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Virtues are often conquered by vices, but their rout is most complete when it is inflicted by other ...

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A reasonable estimate of economic organisation must allow for the fact that, unless industry is to b ...

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A society which reverences the attainment of riches as the supreme felicity will naturally be dispos ...

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As long as men are men, a poor society cannot be too poor to find a right order of life, nor a rich ...

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By a kind of happy pre-established harmony, such as a later age discovered between the needs of soci ...

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Convinced that character is all and circumstances nothing, [the Puritan] sees in the poverty of thos ...

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