Altruism;: Its nature and varieties; the Ely lectures for by George Herbert Palmer

By George Herbert Palmer

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For both money and beggar I cared little, but the momentary sense of munificence was agreeable. The act was one of pride rather than generosity. On 32 GIFTS 33 the other hand, I give a friend a book I love, one that has deeply influenced my and I hope may influence his. He has no means of obtaining a copy elsewhere. But remember I shall miss it, no doubt. ing how long I have had it, and he not at life all, I resolve to impoverish myself for his The moment I hand it to enrichment. him he becomes the All ownership on poor.

It had devoted a section to brushing the hair. Many things more or less con is as if I nected with the comfort of daily life we do not talk or think much about, and such are manners never good until they become instinctive. They express merely our super ficial relations with our fellows, our out ward behavior, our acts and not our mo tives. may may The man manners be inwardly considerate, too; but he be the very reverse and have shaped of considerate conduct with a view to social success. Indeed, it may truly be said that manners his become more prominent as the occasions MANNERS human of tance.

Will accept the principle on which But few it rests. GIFTS All men are not alike. Relation to 53 me does constitute a special moral claim. Shall I treat my mother as I would any other old lady, as the apple woman at the corner? I say no; and the ground of different treat ment I do not find in selfishness but in I have known my superior knowledge. mother ever since I was born. In early years she studied my needs and now she is my I comprehend what special charge. she requires in heart, mind, and person as I can comprehend those of no other woman.

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