Best Quotes by Edward Bellamy (Top 10)

  1. I first saw the light in the city of Boston in the year 1857.
  2. Looking Backward was written in the belief that the Golden Age lies before us and not behind us.
  3. 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.
  4. If bread is the first necessity of life, recreation is a close second.
  5. Buying and selling is essentially antisocial.
  6. Badly off as the men...were in your day, they were more fortunate than their mothers and wives.
  7. An American credit just as good in Europe as American gold used to be.
  8. The primal principle of democracy is the worth and dignity of the individual.
  9. 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.
  10. Human history, like all great movements, was cyclical, and returned to the point of beginning. The idea of indefinite progress in a right line was a chimera of the imagination, with no analogue in nature. The parabola of a comet was perhaps a yet better illustration of the career of humanity. Tending upward and sunward from the aphelion of barbarism, the race attained the perihelion of civilization only to plunge downward once more to its nether goal in the regions of chaos.

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