• Health is the working man's fortune, and he ought to watch over it more than the capitalist over his largest investments. Health lightens the efforts of body and mind. It enables a man to crowd much work into a narrow compass. Without it, little can be earned, and that little by slow, exhausting toil.

    William Ellery Channing (1849). “Lectures [on the elevation of the working classes] with selections from his writings”, p.68