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Strona 19 - Reason's whole pleasure, all the joys of sense, Lie in three words, health, peace, and competence.
Strona 15 - He doth not say as Cicero said, speaking on this important article ; " I do not pretend to say, that what I affirm is as infallible as the Pythian oracle, I speak only by conjecture.
Strona 271 - Qui, quid sit pulchrum, quid turpe, quid utile, quid non, Planius ac melius Chrysippo et Crantore dicit.
Strona 3 - ... o vitae philosophia dux, o virtutis indagatrix expultrixque vitiorum! quid non modo nos, sed omnino vita hominum sine te esse potuisset?
Strona 2 - Hence it was that the oracle pronounced Socrates the wisest of all men living, because he judiciously made choice of human nature for the object of his thoughts ; an inquiry into which as much exceeds all other learning, as it is of more consequence to adjust the true nature and measures of right and wrong, than to settle the distances of the planets, and compute the times of their circumvolutions.
Strona 11 - Who builds a church to God, and not to Fame, Will never mark the marble with his name; Go, search it there, where to be born and die, Of rich and poor makes all the history; Enough, that virtue filled the space between; Proved, by the ends of being, to have been.
Strona 8 - ... with method, order, and a stricter mode of reasoning." Zeno, who was himself also educated in the principles of Platonism, only differed from Plato in the comparative estimate of things, allowing nothing to be intrinsically good but virtue, nothing intrinsically bad but vice, and considering all other things to be in themselves indifferent.
Strona 68 - In the inner corner of a ruined building the wall is undermined, so as to leave an aperture of about three feet diameter, and shaped like the mouth of an oven : — from thence the flame issues, giving out an intense heat, yet producing no smoke on the wall...
Strona 22 - ... man. One attributed the creation of the world to a blind chance, and the government of all events in it to an inviolable fate. Another affirmed the eternity of the world, and said, there was no period in eternity, in which heaven and earth, nature and elements, were not visible. One said, Every thing is uncertain ; we are not sure of our own existence ; the distinction between just and unjust, virtue and vice, is fanciful, and hath no real foundation in the nature of things.