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1,155. There is no wealth but life. Life, including all its powers of love, of joy, and of admiration. That country is the richest which nourishes the greatest number of noble and happy human beings; that man is richest who, having perfected the function of his own life to the utmost, has always the widest helpful influence, both personal, and by means of his possessions, over the lives of others. (Life’s Like That & Wealth & Country & Philanthropy) John Ruskin
24,817. A philanthropist! ... You disgust me! (Star Trek & Philanthropy) Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Body Parts s4e25, Brunt to Quark
30,337. There had been philanthropy before of course but this was the first time that businessmen came together with high profile artists, writers and sculptors in a campaign to attack a hideous evil in what was supposed to be a Christian modern metropolis ... The Foundling Hospital was philanthropy with a purpose. (Great Britain & England & Philanthropy & Hospital) Simon Schama, A History of Britain: Britannia Incorporated
31,115. He [William Wilberforce] became the conscience of the nation and inspired a generation of eccentric, obsessive yet remarkable individuals. (England & Great Britain & Slavery & Philanthropy) Ian Hislop’s Age of the Do-Gooders 1/3
31,116. Wilberforce could be seen as the godfather of the do-gooders. (England & Great Britain & Slavery & Philanthropy) ibid.
31,117. In 1813 an essay was published in a series called A New View of Society. it was dedicated to Wilberforce as the nation’s leading reformer, and it offered up a radical vision ... The key to creating human happiness was to change human character ... Robert Owen. (England & Great Britain & Philanthropy & Society) ibid.
31,118. Owen’s first step was the improvement of workers’ homes. (England & Great Britain & Philanthropy & Housing) ibid.
31,119. What happens when people don’t want to be done good to? (England & Great Britain & Good & Philanthropy) ibid.
31,120. The do-gooders were busy social engineering. (England & Great Britain & Philanthropy & Society) ibid.
31,121. George Dawson’s radical message came to be called the Civic Gospel. (England & Great Britain & Philanthropy) ibid.
31,122. The public ethos was a Victorian invention, and perhaps the greatest one of all. (England & Great Britain & Philanthropy & Society) ibid.
31,123. Hill went from strength to strength. By the early 1880s 378 families were living in homes run by her. (England & Great Britain & Philanthropy & Housing) ibid.
9,042. Shaftesbury was a man looking for a mission. And when in 1832 he read a series of articles in The Times about child labour he foundered. The industrial revolution was changing Britain as never before, and it seemed the inevitable price of progress that children worked oppressive, long hours for meagre wages in unregulated workplaces. And few people cared. (Children & England & Work & Labour & Philanthropy & Great Britain) Ian Hislop’s Age of the Do-Gooders: Suffer the Little Children 2/3
9,045. In 1862 [Charles] Kingsley wrote the book he’s most famous for – The Water Babies ... He campaigned for improved sanitation and against the pollution of rivers. (Children & England & Campaign & Pollution & Philanthropy & Great Britain) ibid.
9,046. Kingsley’s vision for a perfect childhood included a decent education ... Compulsory education for all children was finally introduced. (Children & England & Education & Philanthropy & Great Britain) ibid.
9,047. Barnardo is perhaps the most famous of all the Victorian do-gooders. (Children & England & Philanthropy & Great Britain) ibid.
9,048. Philanthropic abduction was hugely controversial. It repeatedly landed Barnardo in hot water. (Children & England & Philanthropy & Great Britain) ibid.
42,141. For over two hundred years London’s financial districts made Britain one of the wealthiest nations on Earth. (Banksters & Philanthropy) Ian Hislop, When Bankers Were Good
42,142. Their reputation has fallen behind that of estate agents. (Banksters & Philanthropy) ibid.
42,143. David Barclay was one of a new breed of financiers at the start of a century in which banking helped Britain build the richest empire in the world. (Banksters & Philanthropy) ibid.
42,144. This was the age in which bankers were good. (Banksters & Philanthropy) ibid.
42,145. Samuel Gurney was a banker with three brothers ... They were Quakers ... One brother worried in his diary: ‘It is a very serious thing to be so largely engaged in the cares and transactions of money matters’. (Banksters & Philanthropy) ibid.
42,146. He felt banking was his religious duty ... The Gurneys gave away substantial sums. (Banksters & Philanthropy) ibid.
42,147. Elizabeth Fry – Samuels’ big sister – was a Gurney. (Banksters & Philanthropy) ibid.
42,148. Ebenezer Scrooge is only the most famous of a host of morally dubious financers in nineteenth-century fiction. (Banksters & Philanthropy) ibid.
42,149. Peabody gave away his money ... Peabody declared his aim was ‘to ameliorate the condition of the poor and needy of London’. (Banksters & Philanthropy) ibid.
42,150. When the first Peabody dwellings opened in 1864 they must have seemed like paradise on Earth. (Banksters & Philanthropy) ibid.
42,151. Angela Burdett-Coutts ... She was free to turn philanthropy into a career ... Angela Burdett-Coutts sacrificed the majority of her wealth for love. (Banksters & Philanthropy) ibid.
42,152. Philanthropy was now becoming fashionable. (Banksters & Philanthropy) ibid.
42,153. Nathanial Rothschild ... He provided new cottages and free medical treatment for his estate employees in Tring. (Banksters & Philanthropy) ibid.
85,000. I have sometimes thought that there is no being so venomous, so bloodthirsty, as a professed philanthropist. Anthony Trollope, North America 1862
85,001. What would the daughters of the rich do with themselves if the poor ceased to exist? (Philanthropy & Poor) Angela Carter, Saints and Strangers
85,002. Philanthropy is almost the only virtue which is sufficiently appreciated by mankind. Nay, it is overrated; and it is our selfishness which overrates it. Henry David Thoreau, Walden