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The human mind, if it is to keep its sanity, must maintain the nicest balance between unity and plurality. Irving Babbitt#Balance 69
Irving Babbitt#Balance 69
The ultimate binding element in the medieval order was subordination to the divine will and its earthly representatives, notably the pope. Irving Babbitt#Binding 67
Irving Babbitt#Binding 67
Furthermore, America suffers not only from a lack of standards, but also not infrequently from a confusion or an inversion of standards. Irving Babbitt#America 67
Irving Babbitt#America 67
According to the new ethics, virtue is not restrictive but expansive, a sentiment and even an intoxication. Irving Babbitt#According 65
Irving Babbitt#According 65
Inasmuch as society cannot go on without discipline of some kind, men were constrained, in the absence of any other form of discipline, to turn to discipline of the military type. Irving Babbitt#Absence 64
Irving Babbitt#Absence 64
Act strenuously, would appear to be our faith, and right thinking will take care of itself. Irving Babbitt#Faith 61
Irving Babbitt#Faith 61
A remarkable feature of the humanitarian movement, on both its sentimental and utilitarian sides, has been its preoccupation with the lot of the masses. Irving Babbitt#Feature 59
Irving Babbitt#Feature 59
The true humanist maintains a just balance between sympathy and selection. Irving Babbitt#Balance 55
Irving Babbitt#Balance 55
Robespierre, however, was not the type of leader finally destined to emerge from the Revolution. Irving Babbitt#Destined 52
Irving Babbitt#Destined 52
If quantitatively the American achievement is impressive, qualitatively it is somewhat less satisfying. Irving Babbitt#Achievement 49
Irving Babbitt#Achievement 49
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