Lewis Mumford Quote

Virtue is not a chemical product, as Taine once described it: it is a historic product, like language and literature; and this means that if we cease to care about it, cease to cultivate it, cease to transmit its funded values, a large part of it will become meaningless, like a dead language to which we have lost the key. That, I submit, is what has happened in our own lifetime.


Values for Survival (1946)

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Virtue is not a chemical product, as Taine once described it: it is a historic product, like language and literature; and this means that if we cease ...

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Virtue is not a chemical product, as Taine once described it: it is a historic product, like language and literature; and this means that if we cease ...

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Virtue is not a chemical product, as Taine once described it: it is a historic product, like language and literature; and this means that if we cease ...

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Virtue is not a chemical product, as Taine once described it: it is a historic product, like language and literature; and this means that if we cease ...