To ascertain the precise point of division between the genuine institutions
of Christianity and the corruptions accumulated upon them in the progress of fifteen centuries, was found a task of extreme difficulty throughout the Christian world.
Such is in brief the attitude in which Aristotle approaches political problems, but in working out its application to men and institutions
as they are, Aristotle admits certain compromises which are not really consistent with it.
Citizens of feudal states are alarmed at our democratic institutions
lapsing into anarchy, and the older and more cautious among ourselves are learning from Europeans to look with some terror at our turbulent freedom.
The greater part of my time and strength is required for the executive work connected with the Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute, and in securing the money necessary for the support of the institution
My dear sir," said the Distinguished Advocate of Republican Institutions
, without removing his eyes from the horizon, "you wander away into the strangest irrelevancies
He came to believe not only that human nature is essentially good, but that if left to itself it can be implicitly trusted; that sin and misery are merely the results of the injustice springing from the institutions
of society, chief of which are organized government, formal religion, law, and formal marriage; and that the one essential thing is to bring about a condition where these institutions
can be abolished and where all men may be allowed to follow their own inclinations.
Except the Catholic Church, there was no single religious institution
which was founded upon liberty and equality.
And he began to enlarge on his encounters with the new institutions
He was generally to be found at the Pen and Ink Club, an institution
affiliated with the New York Players, of which he was a member.
After he had learnt what the institutions
of Germany could teach him, he gave the French a turn next, and the Italians a turn after that.
It is a great and pleasant feature of all such institutions
in America, that they are either supported by the State or assisted by the State; or (in the event of their not needing its helping hand) that they act in concert with it, and are emphatically the people's.
I was put into a jail once on this account, for one night; and, as I stood considering the walls of solid stone, two or three feet thick, the door of wood and iron, a foot thick, and the iron grating which strained the light, I could not help being struck with the foolishness of that institution
which treated my as if I were mere flesh and blood and bones, to be locked up.