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actions acts admirable ancient answer appear Aristotle ascribed attempt authority beauty benevolence called cause chancellor character Cicero common Conscience considered contemplation Council of Trent Descartes desire disposition distinction doctrine duty Epicureans Epicurus Erasmus ethical excellent faculty feelings Gauden genius Grotius habits happiness Hartley Henry VII Hobbes honour human nature Hume important inquiry Jane Colt justice justly King King's knowledge language learned Leibnitz letters liberty Lord Lord Bacon Lord Shaftesbury Malebranche mankind Margaret Roper master means ment mental metaphysical mind modern moral approbation moral sentiments moralists nations never Nominalists object observation opinions original outward passions perhaps philosophical Plato pleasure political practical principles quod reason regard relation religion remarkable render Roper says scepticism seems self-love selfish sense speculations tendency theory things thought tical tion truth Utopia Virtue virtuous whole words writer
Sivu 182 - the doing good to mankind, in obedience to the will of God, and for the sake of everlasting happiness.
Sivu 305 - ... that which renders morality an active principle, and constitutes virtue our happiness, and vice our misery : It is probable, I say, that this final sentence depends on some internal sense or feeling, which nature has made universal .in the whole species.
Sivu 487 - I do nobody no harm, I say none harm, I think none harm, but wish everybody good. And if this be not enough to keep a man alive, in good faith I long not to live.
Sivu 61 - 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.
Sivu 427 - I find his Grace my very good Lord indeed, and I believe he doth as singularly favour me as any subject within this realm; howbeit, son Roper, I may tell thee, I have no cause to be proud thereof; for if my head would win him a castle in France (for then there was war between us) it should not fail to go.
Sivu 347 - of LAW there can be no less acknowledged, than that her seat is the bosom of God, her voice the harmony of the world : all things in heaven and earth do her homage, — the very least, as feeling her care, and the greatest as not exempted from her power ; both angels and men, and creatures of what condition soever ; though each in a different sort and manner, yet all with uniform consent, admiring her as the mother of their peace and joy.
Sivu 174 - 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.
Sivu 130 - Westward the course of empire takes its way, The first four acts already past, A fifth shall close the drama with the day, TIME'S NOBLEST OFFSPRING IS ITS LAST.
Sivu 442 - I never did else cause any such thing to be done unto any of the heretics in all my life, except only twain : one was a child and a servant of mine in mine own house, whom his father, ere he came to me, had nursed up in such matters, and set him to attend upon George Jay. This Jay did...