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Página 244 - is not a disease, but a condition in which the intellectual faculties are never manifested ; or have never been developed sufficiently to enable the idiot to acquire such an amount of knowledge as persons of his own age, and placed in similar circumstances with himself, are capable of receiving.
Página 242 - To do good to others; to sacrifice for their benefit your own wishes; to love your neighbor as yourself; to forgive your enemies; to restrain your passions; to honor your parents; to respect those who are set over you: these, and a few others, are the sole essentials of morals; but they have been known for thousands of years...
Página 118 - ... that they have been personally acquainted with the applicant for at least one year, and believe him to be of good moral character, of temperate and industrious habits, and in all respects fit for the service which he wishes to enter...
Página 294 - State commission, board, or officers as may be designated for that purpose by the governor of any state to take charge of the local affairs of immigration in the ports within said State, and to provide for the support and relief of such immigrants therein landing as may fall into distress or need public aid...
Página 58 - That there shall be established in this state an institution under the name and style of
Página 137 - Any new set of conditions," says Ray Lankester, " occurring to an animal which render its food and safety very easily attained, seem to lead as a rule to degeneration ; just as an active healthy man sometimes degenerates when he becomes suddenly possessed of a fortune ; or as Rome degenerated when possessed of the riches of the ancient world. The habit of parasitism clearly acts upon animal organization in this way.
Página 138 - ARTICLE II. — PRINCIPLES AND OBJECTS. SECTION 1. — This Society shall be conducted upon the following fundamental principles : 1. — Every department of its work shall be completely severed from all questions of religious belief, politics, and nationality. 2. — No person representing the Society in any capacity whatsoever shall use his or her position for the purpose of proselytism. 3. — The Society shall not directly dispense alms in any form.
Página 128 - ... of the cases actually treated were in need of that material assistance for which no offices of friendly counsel or restraint could compensate. The logical application of this generalization to the whole country is that two-thirds of its real or simulated destitution could be wiped out by a more perfect adjustment of the supply and demand for labor and a more vigorous and enlightened police administration.
Página 139 - Society, for the election of curators and the transaction of other business relating to the affairs of the Society, shall be held at such time and place, in the month of December in each year, and be conducted in such manner, as the executive committee shall designate.