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" ... designs hostile to the interests of humanity. One thing is certain, that the .greatest of all obstacles to the improvement of the world, is that prevailing belief of its improbability, which damps the exertions of so many individuals ; and that, in... "
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Elements of the philosophy of the human mind

Dugald Stewart - 1802
...defigns hoftile to the interefts of humanity. One thing is certain, that the gixateft of all obftacles to the improvement of the world, is that prevailing...of its improbability, which damps the exertions of fo many individuals ; and that, in proportion as the contrary opinion becomes general, it realifes...
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An Essay on the Spirit and Influence of the Reformation of Luther

Charles de Villers - Church history - 1805 - 490 pages
...may ' be thought of their truth, their practical tendency is surety favourable to human happiness; nor can that temper of mind, which disposes a man...reception, be candidly suspected of designs hostile to the inte-" rests of humanity. One thing is certain, that the greatest of all obstacles to the improvement...
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Elements of the Philosophy of the Human Mind

Dugald Stewart - Psychology - 1813 - 509 pages
...defigns hoftile to the interefts of humanity. One thing is certain, that the greateft of all obftacles to the improvement of the world, is that prevailing belief of its itnpropability, which damps the exertions of fo many individuals ; and that, in proportion as the contrary...
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The Monthly Repository of Theology and General Literature, Volume 10

Liberalism (Religion) - 1815
...is surely favourable to human happiness; nor can that temper of mind, which disposes a man to five them a welcome reception, be candidly suspected of...thing is certain, that the greatest of all obstacles fo the improvement of the world, is that prevailing belief of iti improbability, which damps the exertions...
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Elements of the Philosophy of the Human Mind, Volumes 1-2

Dugald Stewart - Psychology - 1821
...whatever may be thought of their truth, their practical tendency is surely favourable to human happiness ; nor can that temper of mind, which disposes a man...them a welcome reception, be candidly suspected of design!) hostile to the interests of humanity. One thing is certain, that the greatest of all obstacles...
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Elements of the Philosophy of the Human Mind, Volume 1

Dugald Stewart - Psychology - 1821
...whatever may be thought of their truth, their practical tendency is sureiy favourable to human happiness; nor can that temper of mind, which disposes a man to give them a welcome reception, be candiiiiy suspocted tf designs hostile to the interests of humanity. One thi^ is oerta'a, that the...
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Elements of the Philosophy of the Human Mind, Volumes 1-2

Dugald Stewart - Philosophy of mind - 1822
...whatever may bethought of iheir truth, their practical tendency is surely favourable to human happiness ; nor can that temper of mind, which disposes a man...all obstacles to the improvement of the world, is (hat prevailing belief of its improbability, which damps the exertions of so many individuals; and...
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The Quarterly Christian Spectator

Theology - 1832
...missions. To accommodate 'o this subject, the elegant language of Dugsld Stewart upon a kindred theme; " One thing is certain, that the greatest of all obstacles...prevailing belief of its improbability which damps the exrrtious of so many individuals, and that in proportion as the contrary opinion becomes general, it...
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Yaradee: a Plea for Africa: In Familiar Conversations on the Subject of ...

Frederick Freeman - African Americans - 1836 - 360 pages
...vast magnificence, may be confidently expected. 'It has been well remarked, by a sound philosopher, that " the greatest of all obstacles to the improvement of the world, is the prevailing belief of its improbability, which damps the exertions of so many individuals ; and...
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A Plea for Africa: Being Familiar Conversations on the Subject of Slavery ...

Frederick Freeman - Slavery - 1837 - 359 pages
...vast magnificence, may be confidently expected. It has been well remarked, by a sound philosopher, that " the greatest of all obstacles to the improvement of the world, is the prevailing belief of its improbability, which damps the exertions of so many individuals ; and...
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