Werke, Volumes 3-4

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Page 184 - Spit, fire! spout, rain! Nor rain, wind, thunder, fire, are my daughters: I tax not you, you elements, with unkindness; I never gave you kingdom, call'd you children, You owe me no subscription: then, let fall Your horrible pleasure; here I stand, your slave, A poor, infirm, weak, and despis'd old man.
Page x - ... de nos jambes, cela est impossible et monstrueux. Ny que l'homme se monte au dessus de soy et de l'humanité : car il ne peut voir que de ses yeux, ny saisir que de ses prises. Il s'eslevera si Dieu lui preste extraordinairement la main ; il s'eslevera, abandonnant et renonçant à ses propres moyens, et se laissant hausser et soubslever par les moyens purement célestes.
Page x - Cover your heads, and mock not flesh and blood With solemn reverence : throw away respect, Tradition, form, and ceremonious duty, For you have but mistook me all this while: I live with bread like you, feel want, Taste grief, need friends: subjected thus, How can you say to me I am a king?
Page x - Ny que l'homme se monte au dessus de soy et de l'humanité : car il ne peut voir que de ses yeux, ny saisir que de ses prises. Il s'eslevera si Dieu lui preste extraordinairement la main...
Page 231 - ... be ever able to discover any connecting proposition or intermediate step, which supports the understanding in this conclusion. But as the question is yet new, every reader may not trust so far to his own penetration, as to conclude, because an argument escapes his enquiry, that therefore it does not really exist.
Page x - Il s'eslevera si Dieu lui preste extraordinairement la main ; il s'eslevera, abandonnant et renonçant à ses propres moyens, et se laissant hausser et soubslever par les moyens purement célestes.
Page viii - The most perfect philosophy of the natural kind only staves off our ignorance a little longer ; as perhaps the most perfect philosophy of the moral or metaphysical kind serves only to discover larger portions of it. Thus the observation of human blindness and weakness is the result of all philosophy, and meets us at every turn, in spite of our endeavours to elude or avoid it.
Page 224 - God, the highest goodness must of necessity belong to him, without any of those defects of passion,1 those meannesses and imperfections which we acknowledge such in ourselves, which as good men we endeavour all we can to be superior to, and which we find we every day conquer as we grow better. Methinks, my lord, it would be well for us if, before we ascended into the higher regions of divinity, we would vouchsafe to descend a little into ourselves, and bestow some poor thoughts upon plain honest...
Page 99 - Idola & divinae mentis Ideas. Humanae mentis idola nil aliud sunt quam abstractiones ad placitum: Divinae mentis ideae sunt vera signacula Creatoris super creaturas, prout in materia per lineas veras et exquisitas imprimuntur & terminantur.
Page 224 - thing we can receive from God, is himself, »and himself we do receive in our strict compliance with the eternal Laws of goodness; which »Laws being transcrib'd from the nature of God »from his eternal righteousness and Goodness, »we do, by obeying them, derive God's Nature »into our own etc.

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