Lectures on Moral Science: Delivered Before the Lowell Institute, Boston

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Gould and Lincoln, 1865 - 304 páginas

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Página 121 - All murder'd: for within the hollow crown That rounds the mortal temples of a king Keeps Death his court, and there the antick sits, Scoffing his state and grinning at his pomp...
Página 121 - And that small model of the barren earth Which serves as paste and cover to our bones. For God's sake, let us sit upon the ground And tell sad stories of the death of kings...
Página 66 - He that loveth silver shall not be satisfied with silver; nor he that loveth abundance with increase: this is also vanity.
Página 121 - Allowing him a breath, a little scene, To monarchize, be fear'd and kill with looks, Infusing him with self and vain conceit, As if this flesh which walls about our life Were brass impregnable, and humour'd thus Comes at the last and with a little pin Bores through his castle wall, and farewell king!
Página 61 - It is a property of the machine, for which we know no remedy, that the organs, by which we perceive pleasure, are blunted and benumbed by being frequently exercised in the same way. There is hardly any one who has not found the difference between a gratification, when new, and when familiar ; or any pleasure which does not become indifferent as it grows habitual.
Página 291 - Here will I hold. If there's a power above us — And that there is, all nature cries aloud Through all her works — He must delight in virtue; And that which He delights in must be happy.
Página 291 - While you labour for any thing below your proper humanity, you seek a happy life in the region of death. Well saith the moral poet:— Unless above himself he can .Erect himself, how mean a thing is man !
Página 109 - And I gave my heart to seek and search out by wisdom concerning all things that are done under the heavens; this sore travail hath God given to the sons of men to be exercised therewith.

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