Life of George Cadbury

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Cassell, limited, 1923 - 324 páginas
 

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Página 300 - Why should I wish to see God better than this day ? I see something of God each hour of the twenty-four, and each moment then, In the faces of men and women I see God, and in my own face in the glass, I find letters from God dropt in the street, and every one is sign'd by God's name, And I leave them where they are, for I know that wheresoe'er I go, Others will punctually come for ever and ever.
Página 237 - Gainst storm, and wind, and tide ; Now, like a weary traveller That leaneth on his guide, Amid the shades of evening, While sinks life's lingering sand, I hail the glory dawning From Immanuel's land.
Página 279 - Blessed is the man who endures temptation; for when he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life which the Lord has promised to those who love Him.
Página 242 - Cadbury would themselves have long ago ascertained the condition and circumstances of those labourers on the West Coast of Africa and the islands adjacent who provide them with raw material.
Página 120 - If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple.
Página 254 - My Saviour comes and walks with me, And sweet communion here have we; He gently leads me by His hand, For this is heaven's borderland.
Página 243 - It is a book of great power, transparent sincerity and the most painful interest. No Englishman can read it without a certain sense of shame, for it shows that the negro slavery which it is one of the glories of our history to have assailed so often still flourishes in its wickedness and its cruelty in these Portuguese colonies. It is not called slavery — ."contract labour...
Página 151 - The administration of the Trust shall be wholly unsectarian and non-political, and there shall always be a rigid exclusion of all influences calculated or tending to impart to it a character sectarian as regards religion or belief, or exclusive as regards politics, and it will be a violation of the intention of the Founder if participation in its benefits should be excluded on the ground of religious belief or political bias.
Página 242 - ... accuse the Cadburys of the grossest inhumanity and hypocrisy in that, while taking the credit for being model employers at home, they had turned a blind eye to the monstrous conditions under which the raw materials for their business were obtained. We learn with profound interest [ran the article] . . . that Mr. Cadbury, the head of the famous firm of cocoa manufacturers, is about to go to Angola, where he will investigate for himself the manner in which "labourers" are recruited for the plantations...
Página 48 - The best way to improve a man's circumstances is to raise his ideals; but it is not enough to talk to him about ideals. How can he cultivate ideals when his home is a slum and his only place of recreation the public house?

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