A History of Greece, Tom 8

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J. Murray, 1850

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Strona 614 - ... an effort and a resolve, for the unprejudiced admission of any conclusion which shall appear to be supported by careful observation and logical argument, even should it prove of a nature adverse to notions he may have previously formed for himself, or taken up, without examination, on the credit of others. Such an effort is, in fact, a commencement of that intellectual discipline which forms one of the most important ends of all science. It is the first movement of approach...
Strona 598 - Almost all its conclusions stand in open and striking contradiction with those of superficial and vulgar observation, and with what appears to every one, until he has understood and weighed the proofs to the contrary, the most positive evidence of his senses. Thus, the earth on which he stands, and which has served for ages as the unshaken foundation of the firmest structures, either of art or nature, is divested by the astronomer of its attribute of fixity...
Strona 555 - But as it was engaging, curious, and instructive to hear, certain persons made it their habit to attend him in public, as companions and listeners.
Strona 547 - His physical constitution was healthy, robust, and enduring to an extraordinary degree. He was capable of bearing fatigue or hardship, and indifferent to heat or cold, in a measure which astonished all his companions. He went barefoot in all seasons of the year, even during the winter campaign at Potidaea, under the severe frosts of Thrace ; and the same homely clothing sufficed for him in winter as well as in summer.
Strona 664 - parens philosophic," the first of ethical philosophers ; a man who opened to science both new matter, alike copious and valuable ; and a new method, memorable not less for its originality and efficacy, than for the profound philosophical basis on which it rests. Though Greece produced great poets, orators, speculative philosophers, historians, etc., yet other countries having the benefit of Grecian literature to begin with, have nearly equalled her in all these lines, and surpassed her in some. But...
Strona 670 - Socrates," so speaks the impartial voice of the modern historian, " was the reverse of a sceptic: " no man ever looked upon life with a more positive " and practical eye : no man ever pursued his mark " with a clearer perception of the road which he was " travelling : no man ever combined, in like manner, " the absorbing enthusiasm of a missionary, with the " acuteness, the originality, the inventive resource, and " the generalizing comprehension of a philosopher.
Strona 320 - It was then proposed in the assembly that a committee of thirty should be named to draw up laws for the future government of the city, and to undertake its temporary administration. Among the most prominent of the thirty names were those of Critias and Theramenes. The proposal was of course carried. Lysander himself addressed the assembly, and contemptuously told them that they had better take thought for their personal safety, which now...
Strona 483 - ... he assimilated the relation between teacher and pupil, to that between two lovers or two intimate friends, which was thoroughly dishonoured, robbed of its charm and reciprocity, and prevented from bringing about its legitimate reward of attachment and devotion, by the intervention of money payment.
Strona 554 - ... seen in the market-place at the hour when it was most crowded, among the booths and tables, where goods were exposed for sale : his whole day was usually spent in this public manner. He talked with any one, young or old, rich or poor, who sought to address him, and in the hearing of all who chose to stand by : not only he never either asked or received any reward, but he made no distinction of persons, never withheld his conversation from any one, and talked upon the same general topics to alL
Strona 613 - ... as the belief that the favour of God is to be obtained * ' In entering upon any scientific pursuit, one of the student's first endeavours ought to be to strengthen himself by something of an effort and a resolve for the unprejudiced admission of any conclusion which shall appear to be supported by observation and argument, even if it should prove adverse to notions he may have previously formed or taken up on the credit of others.

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