Primitive Civilizations: Or, Outlines of the History of Ownership in Archaic Communities, Volum 2

S. Sonnenschein & Company, 1894

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Pàgina 33 - In what does this differ from stabbing a man and killing him, and then saying — ' It was not I ; it was the weapon...
Pàgina 95 - I have heard that in Ch'u there is a sacred tortoise which has been dead now some three thousand years, and that the prince keeps this tortoise carefully enclosed in a chest on the altar of his ancestral temple. Now would this tortoise rather be dead and have its remains venerated, or be alive and wagging its tail in the mud ? " " It would rather be alive," replied the two officials, " and wagging its tail in the mud.
Pàgina 51 - If the axes and bills en'ter the hill-forests (only) at the proper times, the wood will be more than can be used. When the grain and fish and turtles are more than can be eaten, and there is more wood than can be used, this enables the people...
Pàgina 82 - A man should say, I am not concerned that I have no place, I am concerned how I may fit myself for one. I am not concerned that I am not known, I seek to be worthy to be known.
Pàgina 86 - ... of their armies, then all belonging to those armies will rejoice in the stopping from war, and find their pleasure in benevolence and righteousness.
Pàgina 111 - The region of the Seres is a vast and populous country, touching on the east the ocean and the limits of the habitable world ; and extending west nearly to Imaus and the confines of Bactria. The people are civilized men, of mild, just, and frugal temper; eschewing...
Pàgina 33 - There is a great course also for the production of wealth. Let the producers be many and the consumers few. Let there be activity in the production, and economy in the expenditure. Then the wealth will always be sufficient.
Pàgina 40 - Now, if your Majesty will institute a government whose action shall all be benevolent, this will cause all the officers in the empire to wish to stand in your Majesty's court, and the farmers all to wish to plough in your Majesty's fields, and the merchants, both travelling and stationary, all to wish to store their goods in your Majesty's market-places...
Pàgina 226 - And if any Baron, or any one else soever, hath need of gold or silver or gems or pearls, in order to make plate, or girdles, or the like, he goes to the Mint and buys as much as he list, paying in this...
Pàgina 35 - For regulating the lands, there is no better system than that of mutual aid, and none which is not better than that of taxing. By the tax system, the regular amount was fixed by taking the average of several years. In good years, when the grain lies about in abundance, much might be taken without its being oppressive, and the actual exaction would be small. But in bad years, the produce being not sufficient to repay the manuring of the fields, this system still requires the taking of the full amount.

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