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" but I am sure you know that the whole social system is a question of self-interest. What you must always appeal to, is a person's self-interest. It's your only hold. We are so constituted. I was brought up in that catechism when I was young, sir, as... "
Barnaby Rudge (and Hard times). - Pągina 461
per Charles Dickens - 1858
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Overland Monthly and Out West Magazine

1883
...appeals to his too apt scholar, Bitzer, to admit some higher motive than self-interest, he is told that "the whole social system is a question of self-interest....is a person's self-interest It's your only hold." Then our author adds : "It was a fundamental principle of the Gradgrind philosophy that everything...
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The Imagined World of Charles Dickens

Mildred Newcomb - 1989 - 243 pągines
...it clear to Bitzer that he will be rewarded for returning Torn to Mr. Bounderby. "If this is solely a question of self-interest with you—" Mr. Gradgrind...beg your pardon for interrupting you, Sir," returned Bilzer; "but I am sure you know that the whole social system is a question of self-interest. What you...
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A New Science: The Breakdown of Connections and the Birth of Sociology

Bruce Mazlish - 1989 - 333 pągines
...hard-hearted disciple, Bitzer. The latter, brought up on a steady curriculum of facts, pays him back with, "I am sure you know that the whole social system is a question of self-interest." As Dickens sums it up, "It was a fundamental principle of the Gradgrind philosophy that everything...
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Unacknowledged Legislation: Writers in the Public Sphere

Christopher Hitchens - 2002 - 430 pągines
...pitiless address to a Gradgrind, now in need of mercy, who hears his own arid precept played back to him: I am sure you know that the whole social system is...constituted. I was brought up in that catechism when 1 was very young, sir, as you are aware. This seems to Nussbaum to be mechanistic and to abolish 'even...
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Coleridge and Newman: The Centrality of Conscience

Philip C. Rule - 2004 - 182 pągines
...the disciple, in a moment of profound irony, interrupts to lecture the master: "But I am sure that you know that the whole social system is a question...is a person's self-interest. It's your only hold. 3. John Henry Newman, Fifteen Sermons Preached Before the University of Oxford (London: Longmans, Green,...
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Sissy Jupe: From the Hard Times of Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens - 1859 - 185 pągines
...wish to have his situation, sir, for it will be a rise to me and will do me good." " If this is solely a question of self-interest with you " Mr. Gradgrind...constituted. I was brought up in that catechism when I was young, sir, as you are aware.'' " What sum of money,'' said Mr. Gradgrind, " will you set against your...
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