Quotes by Irving Babbitt
42 quotes by Irving Babbitt
A gross and palpable error of the era that is just closing has been the confusion of mechanical and material progress with moral progress.
Quote about progress, confusion, error, moral
Quote about faith, thinking, rightness
An American of the present day reading his Sunday newspaper in a state of lazy collapse is one of the most perfect symbols of the triumph of quantity over quality that the world has yet seen.
Quote about quality, present, americans, state, day, world
Anyone who rejects the humanitarian theory of brotherhood runs the risk of being accused of a lack of fraternal feeling.
Quote about brotherhood, risk, being
Quote about democracy
One of our federal judges said, not long ago, that what the American people need is ten per cent of thought and ninety per cent of action.
Quote about judges, action, americans, thinking, need, people
One should, therefore, in the interests of democracy itself seek to substitute the doctrine of the right man for the doctrine of the rights of man.
Quote about democracy, man, rightness