may be formed so as to exist without crime, without poverty, with health greatly
improved, with little, if any misery, and with intelligence and happiness increased
a hundredfold; and no obstacle whatsoever intervenes at this moment except ignorance
to prevent such a state of society from becoming universal.
is therefore, the interest of all, that every one, from birth, should be well
educated, physically and mentally, that society may be improved in its character,
- that everyone should be beneficially employed, physically and mentally, that
the greatest amount of wealth may be created, and knowledge attained, - that everyone
should be placed in the midst of those external circumstances that will produce
the greatest number of pleasurable sensations, through the longest life, that
man may be made truly intelligent, moral and happy, and be thus prepared to enter
upon the coming Millennium".
it not the interest of the human race, that every one should be so taught and
placed, that he would find his highest enjoyment to arise from the continued practice
of doing all in his power to promote the well-being, and happiness, of every man,
woman, and child, without regard to their class, sect, party, country or colour"
will be no longer made the slaves of, or dependent upon menů. They will be equal
in education, rights, privileges and personal liberty.
is particularly recommended, as a means of uniting the inhabitants of the village
into one family, that while each faithfully adheres to the principles which he
most approves, at the same time all shall think charitably of their neighbours
respecting their religious opinions, and not presumptuously suppose that theirs
alone are right.
preserve permanent good health, the state of mind must be taken into consideration".
health of society is not to be obtained or maintained by medicines ... it is far
better, far more easy and far wiser, to adopt substantive measures to prevent
disease of body or mind,
is but one mode by which man can possess in perpetuity all the happiness which
his nature is capable of enjoying, - that is by the union and co-operation of
ALL for the benefit of EACH.
my own experience and reflection I had ascertained that human nature is radically
good, and is capable of being trained, educated and placed from birth in such
manner, that all ultimately (that is as soon as the gross errors and corruptions
of the present false and wicked system are overcome and destroyed) must become
united, good, wise, wealthy and happy."
great truth which I have now to declare to you, is, that the system on which all
the nations of the world are acting is founded in gross deception, in the deepest
ignorance or in a mixture of both. That, under no possible modifications of the
principles on which it is based, can it ever produce good to man; but that, on
the contrary, its practical results must ever be to produce evil continually'
- and, consequently, that no really intelligent and honest individual can any
longer support it; for, by the constitution of this system, it unavoidably encourages
and upholds, as it ever has encouraged and upheld, hypocrisy and deception of
every description, and discouraged and opposed truth and sincerity, whenever truth
and sincerity were applied permanently to improve the condition of the human race.
It encourages and upholds national vice and corruption to an unlimited extent;
whilst to an equal degree it discourages national virtue and honesty.
whole system has not one redeeming quality; its very virtues, as they are termed,
are vices of great magnitude. Its charities, so called, are gross acts of injustice
and deception. Its instructions are to rivet ignorance in the mind and, if possible,
render it perpetual. It supports, in all manner of extravagance, idleness, presumption,
and uselessness; and oppresses, in almost every mode which ingenuity can devise,
industry, integrity and usefulness. It encourages superstition, bigotry and fanaticism;
and discourages truth, commonsense and rationality. It generates and cultivates
every inferior quality and base passion that human nature can be made to receive;
and has so disordered all the human intellects, that they have become universally
perplexed and confused, so that man has no just title to be called a reasonable
and rational being. It generates violence, robbery and murder, and extols and
rewards these vices as the highest of all virtues. Its laws are founded in gross
ignorance of individual man and of human society; they are cruel and unjust in
the extreme, and, united with all the superstitions in the world, are calculated
only to teach men to call that which is pre-eminently true and good, false and
bad; and that which is glaringly false and bad, true and good. In short, to cultivate
with great care all that leads to vice and misery in the mass, and to exclude
from them, with equal care, all that would direct them to true knowledge and real
happiness, which alone, combined, deserve the name of virtue.