History of Greece, Tom 8

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John Murray, 1850
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Strona 610 - ... supported by careful observation and logical argument; even should it prove 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.
Strona 551 - 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 658 - Sokratgs, that his removal would be the signal for numerous apostles, putting forth with increased energy that process of interrogatory test and spur to which he had devoted his life, and which doubtless was to him far dearer and more sacred than his life.
Strona 455 - Carmine qui tragico vilem certavit ob hircum, 220 Mox etiam agrestes Satyros nudavit et asper Incolumi gravitate jocum tentavit eo, quod Illecebris erat et grata novitate morandus Spectator functusque sacris et potus et exlex.
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Strona 495 - Respecting the gods, I neither know whether they exist, nor what are their attributes : the uncertainty of the subject, the shortness of human life, and many other causes, debar me from this knowledge.
Strona 660 - 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 550 - ... 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
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Strona 575 - Induction. speakers as well as hearers, the productive minds as well as the recipient multitude — were associated together in groups, favorable rather to emotional results, or to poetical, rhetorical narrative, and descriptive effect, than to methodical generalization, to scientific conception, or to proof either inductive or deductive. That reflex act of attention which enables men to understand, compare, and rectify their own mental process was only just beginning. It was a recent novelty on...

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