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"The search for something permanent is one of the deepest of the instincts leading men to philosophy" p.45

"Enlightened self-interest is, of course, not the loftiest of motives, but those who decry it often substitute, by accident or design, motives which are much worse, such as hatred, envy, and love of power" p. 647

"The reader knows also, I hope, that idealists are virtuous and materialists are wicked' p.658

"If we believe, that fire warms, or water refreshes, 'tis only because it costs us too much pains to think otherwise" p. 672

"Man is not a solitary animal, and so long as social life survives, self-realization cannot be the supreme principle of ethics" p. 684

"While biology has militated against a mechanistic view of the world, modern economic technique has had an opposite effect." p. 727

"To frame a philosophy capable of coping with men intoxicated with the prospect of almost unlimited...

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