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Edward Bellamy Quotes

No republic can long exist unless a substantial equality in the wealth of citizens prevails.
— Edward Bellamy —

There is no such thing in a civilized society as self-support. In a state of society so barbarous as not even to know family cooperation, each individual may possibly support himself, though even then for a part of his life only; but from the moment that men begin to live together, and constitute even the rudest of society, self-support becomes impossible. As men grow more civilized, and the subdivision of occupations and services is carried out, a complex mutual dependence becomes the universal rule. Every man, however solitary may seem his occupation, is a member of a vast industrial partnership, as large as the nation, as large as humanity. The necessity of mutual dependence should imply the duty and guarantee of mutual support ...

— Edward Bellamy

The folly of men not their hard heartedness was the great cause of the world s poverty.

— Edward Bellamy

Equal wealth and equal opportunities of culture ... have simply made us all members of one class.

— Edward Bellamy

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

[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

Badly off as the men ... were in your day, they were more fortunate than their mothers and wives.

— Edward Bellamy

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