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    • “Society never advances. It recedes as fast on one side as it gains on the other. It undergoes continual changes; it is barbarous, it is civilised, it is Christianised, it is rich, it is scientific; but this change is not amelioration. For everything that is given, something is taken. Society acquires new arts, and loses old instincts. What a contrast between the well-clad, reading, writing, thinking American, with a watch, a pencil, and a bill of exchange in his pocket, and the naked New-Zealander, whose property is a club, a spear, a mat, and an undivided twentieth of a shed to sleep under! But compare the health of the two men, and you shall see that the white man has lost his aboriginal strength. […] The civilised man has built a coach, but has lost the use of feet. He is supported on crutches; but lacks so much support of muscle. He has a fine Geneva watch, but he fails of the skill to tell the hour by the sun. […] The arts and inventions of each period are only its costume, and do not invigorate them. The harm of the improved machinery may compensate its good.”
    Ralph W. Emerson, 1841 | Dies ist ein zufällig ausgewähltes Zitat. Um alle Zitate sehen zu können, klicken Sie hier: alle Zitate.