A General View of the Progress of Ethical Philosophy: Chiefly During the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries

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Carey & Lea, 1832 - Ethics - 304 pages
 

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Page 180 - Unknown to them, when sensual pleasures cloy, To fill the languid pause with finer joy ; Unknown those powers that raise the soul to flame, Catch every nerve, and vibrate through the frame.
Page 130 - So much understanding, so much knowledge, so much innocence, and such humility, I did not think had been the portion of any but angels, till I saw this gentleman.
Page 136 - s heart was smitten ; and I have heard him, long after, confess that there were moments when the remembrance overcame him even to weakness ; when, amidst all the pleasures of philosophical discovery, and the pride of literary fame, he recalled to his mind the venerable figure of the good La Roche, and wished that he had never doubted.
Page 60 - The laws of nature are immutable and eternal; for injustice, ingratitude, arrogance, pride, iniquity, acception of persons, and the rest can never be made lawful. For it can never be that war shall preserve life, and peace destroy it.
Page 7 - The purpose of the Physical Sciences throughout all their provinces, is to answer the question What is? They consist only of facts arranged according to their likeness, and expressed by general names given to *ery class of similar facts.
Page 118 - Let us not then be puffed up for one against another, above that which is written: let us love the Lord our God with all our heart, with all our soul, and with all our mind: and our neighbour as ourself.
Page 132 - Some perhaps may .think the truth to be this : that there are properly no ideas or passive objects in the mind, but what were derived from sense : but that there are also besides these her own acts or operations : such are notions.
Page 176 - I have found in this writer more original thinking and observation upon the several subjects that he has taken in hand, than in any other, not to say, than in all others put together. His talent also for illustration is unrivalled. But his thoughts are diffused through a long, various, and irregular work.
Page 184 - the doing good to mankind, in obedience to the will of God, and for the sake of everlasting happiness.

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