Principles of Moral and Political Science: Being Chiefly a Retrospect of Lectures Delivered in the College of Edinburgh, المجلد 2
A. Strahan and T. Cadell, London; and W. Creech, Edinburgh, 1792
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الصفحة 389 - If it be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and he will deliver us out of thine hand, O king. But if not, be it known unto thee, O king, that we will not serve thy gods, nor worship the golden image which thou hast set up.
الصفحة 260 - If man were to live in a state of nature, unconnected with other individuals, there would be no occasion for any other laws than the law of nature, and the law of God.
الصفحة 92 - T'HAT the mind of man is never satisfied with the objects •*• immediately before it, but is always breaking away from the present moment, and losing itself in schemes of future felicity; and that we forget the proper use of the time now in our power, to provide for the enjoyment of that which, perhaps, may never be granted us...
الصفحة 421 - ... whole accommodations of human life, may, under the facilities of commerce, find a market in which it may be exchanged for what will procure any other part, or the whole: so that the owner of the clay-pit, or the industrious potter, without producing any one article immediately fit to supply his own necessities, may obtain the possession of all that he wants.
الصفحة 129 - Nous-mêmes, à ne considérer que la partie matérielle de notre être, nous ne sommes au-dessus des animaux que par quelques rapports de plus, tels que ceux que nous donnent la langue et la main; et quoique les ouvrages du Créateur soient en...
الصفحة 74 - The reputation of virtue, like celebrity in any other way, may engage men in competition and rivalfhip ; but virtue itfelf is promoted by the prevalence of virtue in the world. The lamp of wifdom is lighted by communication with the wife ; and benevolence is infpired in the fociety of the benevolent. Fortitude and temperance gain ftrength by example. Whoever can reft upon thefe qualities of...
الصفحة 465 - RIGHT TO ANY ONE, although TO HAVE GOVERNMENT, and this purged of every person incapable or unworthy of the trust, IS MATTER OF EXPEDIENCE TO EVERY ONE," Conceiving government to be intended for the general advantage, he, on the one hand, reprobated the old system of France, as framed, or rather jumbled together, in such a manner as to degrade human...
الصفحة 355 - ... to fill this station and give out for all men the hymn to god ? For what else can I, a lame, old man, do, but sing hymns to god? If I were a nightingale, I would act the part of a nightingale, if a swan, the part of a swan. But since I am a reasonable creature, it is my duty to praise god, this is my business.
الصفحة 347 - This pencil take (fhe faid) whofe colours clear Richly paint the vernal year : Thine too thefe golden keys, immortal boy ! This can unlock the gates of Joy ; Of Horror that, and thrilling Fears, Or ope the facred fource of fympathetic Tears. III. 2. Nor fecond he f , that rode fublime Upon the feraph-wings of Extafy, The fecrets of th