A Study in Human Nature

Chautauqua Press, 1885 - 76 sider
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Side 56 - Love suffereth long, and is kind; love envieth not; love vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up, doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil; rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth; beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things. Love never faileth...
Side 43 - The love of praise, howe'er conceal'd by art, Reigns, more or less, and glows, in every heart : The proud, to gain it, toils on toils endure ; The modest shun it, but to make it sure.
Side 25 - I may venture to affirm of the rest of mankind, that they are nothing but a bundle or collection of different perceptions, which succeed each other with an inconceivable rapidity, and are in a perpetual flux and movement.
Side 63 - Verily, verily, I say unto thee, We speak that we do know, and testify that we have seen; and ye receive not our witness.
Side 56 - Love suffereth long, and is kind; Love envieth not, Love vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up, Doth not behave itself unseemly, Seeketh not its own, Is not provoked, Taketh not account of evil, Rejoiceth not in unrighteousness, But rejoiceth with the truth, Beareth all things, Believeth all things, Hopeth all things, Endureth all things.
Side 45 - Seest thou a man wise in his own conceit? there is more hope of a fool than of him.
Side 52 - Ripe ;" or between a gravestone-cutter's cherub and the Apollo Belvedere ; but the canons of art are none the less acknowledged. While some there may be who, devoid of sympathy, are incapable of a sense of duty: but neither does their existence affect the foundations of morality. Such pathological deviations from true manhood are merely the halt, the lame, and the blind of the world of consciousness ; and the anatomist of the mind leaves them aside, as the anatomist of the body would ignore abnormal...
Side 52 - In whichever way we look at the matter, morality is based on feeling, not on reason ; though reason alone is competent to trace out the effects of our actions and thereby dictate conduct. Justice is founded on the love of one's neighbour; and goodness is a kind of beauty.
Side 44 - I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man . . . not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.
Side 52 - Justice is founded on the love of one's neighbour ; and goodness is a kind of beauty. The moral law, like the laws of physical nature, rests in the long run upon instinctive intuitions, and is neither more nor less " innate " and " necessary " than they are. Some people cannot by any means be got to understand the first book of Euclid ; but the truths of mathematics are no less necessary and I binding on the great mass of mankind. Some there are who cannot feel the difference between the Sonata Appassionata...

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