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Does it make better men and women?

'England is now learning again that neither wealth nor power nor comfort, whether for class or individual, are ends in themselves: that the wealth of a nation consists in nothing but the virtue of her children and children's children. That no profits, education, law, custom or institution that does not contribute to their health and goodness is of any enduring value. That the proper test of all legislation, or every political programme and economic activity, is not "Does it pay?" or "Does it enrage this class or that?" But "Will it make better men and women?"

From English Saga by Arthur Bryant (Collins 1940) quoted in Arthur Bryant: Portrait of a Historian by Pamela Street (Collins 1979) p115.