Quotation by William James

When we of the so-called better classes are scared as men were never scared in history at material ugliness and hardship; when we put off marriage until our house can be artistic, and quake at the thought of having a child without a bank-account and doomed to manual labor, it is time for thinking men to protest against so unmanly and irreligious a state of opinion.
William James (1842–1910), U.S. psychologist, philosopher. Lectures 14 and 15, The Varieties of Religious Experience (1902).
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