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Leland Stanford
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    A man's sentiments are generally just and right, while it is second selfish thought which makes him trim and adopt some other view. The best reforms are worked out when sentiment operates, as it does in women, with the indignation of righteousness. Leland-StanfordLeland Stanford
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    All legislative experiments in the way of making forcible distribution of the wealth produced in any country have failed. Leland-StanfordLeland Stanford
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    Each co-operative institution will become a school of business in which each member will acquire a knowledge of the laws of trade and commerce. Leland-StanfordLeland Stanford
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    Each individual member of a co-operative society works with that interest which is inseparable from the new position he enjoys. Each has an interest in the other. Leland-StanfordLeland Stanford
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    Every thoughtful and kind-hearted person must regard with interest any device or plan which promises to enable at least the more intelligent, enterprising, and determined part of those who are not capitalists to cease to labor for hire. Leland-StanfordLeland Stanford
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    Government itself is founded upon the great doctrine of the consent of the governed, and has its cornerstone in the memorable principle that men are endowed with inalienable rights. Leland-StanfordLeland Stanford
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    I have always been fully persuaded that, through co-operation, labor could become its own employer. Leland-StanfordLeland Stanford
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    I never saw a woman to come into one of our mining camps in California but her mere presence effected a change in the conduct of all the men there. Leland-StanfordLeland Stanford
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    I want, in this school, that one sex shall have equal advantage with the other, and I want particularly that females shall have open to them every employment suitable to their sex. Leland-StanfordLeland Stanford
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    In a condition of society and under an industrial organization which places labor completely at the mercy of capital, the accumulations of capital will necessarily be rapid, and an unequal distribution of wealth is at once to be observed. Leland-StanfordLeland Stanford
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    In a very alert and bright state of society people learn co-operation by themselves, but in older and quieter conditions of laboring enterprise, such a bill as I propose will point out the way to mutual exertion. Leland-StanfordLeland Stanford
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    In the unrest of the masses I augur great good. It is by their realizing that their condition of life is not what it ought to be that vast improvements may be accomplished. Leland-StanfordLeland Stanford
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    It is probable that for a long time to come the mass of mankind in civilized countries will find it both necessary and advantageous to labor for wages, and to accept the condition of hired laborers. Leland-StanfordLeland Stanford
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    Laboring men can perform for themselves the office of becoming their own employers. Leland-StanfordLeland Stanford
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    Legislation has been and is still directed towards the protection of wealth, rather than towards the far more important interests of labor on which everything of value to mankind depends. Leland-StanfordLeland Stanford
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    Money is the great tool through whose means labor and skill become universally co-operative. Leland-StanfordLeland Stanford
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    The employee is regarded by the employer merely in the light of his value as an operative. His productive capacity alone is taken into account. Leland-StanfordLeland Stanford
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    The great advantage to labor arising out of co-operative effort has been apparent to me for many years. Leland-StanfordLeland Stanford
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    The only distribution of wealth which is the product of labor, which will be honest, will come through a more equal distribution of the productive capacity of men. Leland-StanfordLeland Stanford
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    The production of wealth is the result of agreement between labor and capital, between employer and employed. Its distribution, therefore, will follow the law of its creation, or great injustice will be done. Leland-StanfordLeland Stanford
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    The real conflict, if any exists, is between two industrial systems. Leland-Stanford/">Leland Stanford
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    The right of each individual in any relation to secure to himself the full benefits of his intelligence, his capacity, his industry and skill are among the inalienable inheritances of humanity. Leland-Stanford/">Leland Stanford
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    The rights of one sex, political and otherwise, are the same as those of the other sex, and this equality of rights ought to be fully recognized. Leland-Stanford/">Leland Stanford
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    The seeming antagonism between capital and labor is the result of deceptive appearance. Leland-Stanford/">Leland Stanford
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    There would be no idling in a co-operative workshop. Each workman, being an employer, has a spur to his own industry, and has a pecuniary reason for being watchful of the industry of his fellow workmen. Leland-Stanford/">Leland Stanford
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    We deem it of the first importance that the education of both sexes shall be equally full and complete, varied only as nature dictates. Leland-Stanford/">Leland Stanford
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    When money is controlled by a few it gives that few an undue power and control over labor and the resources of the country. Labor will have its best return when the laborer can control its disposal. Leland-Stanford/">Leland Stanford