The Soul of Man under Socialism

Impression
Add to shelf
Already read
61 printed pages
Read for freeHistory

Related booksAll

One fee. Stacks of books

You don’t just buy a book, you buy an entire library… for the same price!

Always have something to read

Friends, editors, and experts can help you find new and interesting books.

Read whenever, wherever

Your phone is always with you, so your books are too – even when you’re offline.

Bookmate – an app that makes you want to read

ImpressionsAll

Ayten IV
Ayten IVshared an impression6 months ago
🔮Hidden Depths
💡Learnt A Lot
🎯Worthwhile
💞Loved Up
🚀Unputdownable

Michelle Xie
Michelle Xieshared an impressionlast year
💡Learnt A Lot

I probably just fundamentally disagree with his ideas on a political level but understand and sympathize with his ideas specifically regarding the free expression of art.

QuotesAll

it is much more easy to have sympathy with suffering than it is to have sympathy with thought
The majority of people spoil their lives by an unhealthy and exaggerated altruism—are forced, indeed, so to spoil them. They find themselves surrounded by hideous poverty, by hideous ugliness, by hideous starvation. It is inevitable that they should be strongly moved by all this. The emotions of man are stirred more quickly than man’s intelligence; and, as I pointed out some time ago in an article on the function of criticism, it is much more easy to have sympathy with suffering than it is to have sympathy with thought. Accordingly, with admirable, though misdirected intentions, they very seriously and very sentimentally set themselves to the task of remedying the evils that they see. But their remedies do not cure the disease: they merely prolong it. Indeed, their remedies are part of the disease.
Disobedience, in the eyes of anyone who has read history, is man’s original virtue.
it is much more easy to have sympathy with suffering than it is to have sympathy with thought.
For the recognition of private property has really harmed Individualism, and obscured it, by confusing a man with what he possesses.

Related booksAll

Oscar Wilde
A House of Pome­gran­ates
Oscar Wilde
Es­says and Lec­tures
Oscar Wilde
In­ten­tions
Oscar Wilde
Intentions
Oscar Wilde
A Woman of No Im­por­tance
Oscar Wilde
Lady Win­der­mere's Fan
Oscar Wilde
Lord Arthur Sav­ile's Crime and Other Sto­ries
fb2epub
Drag & drop your files (not more than 5 at once)