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" They that deny a God, destroy man's nobility : for certainly man is of kin to the beasts by his body ; and if he be not of kin to God by his spirit, he is a base and ignoble creature. "
The Works of Francis Bacon: Literary and professional works - Page 134
by Francis Bacon - 1860
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Essays on English Writers

James Hain Friswell - Authors - 1880 - 360 pages
...applicare profanum^ Plato could have said no more. . . . They that deny a God destroy man's nobility ; for certainly man is of kin to the beasts by his body...by his spirit, he is a base and ignoble creature. 1 Jt is not profane to deny the deities of the vulgar, but it is profine to apply the opinions of the...
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The Theory of Thought: A Treatise on Deductive Logic

Noah Knowles Davis - Logic - 1880 - 316 pages
...further on, we find : " They that deny a God destroy a man's nobility ; for certainly man is of km to the beasts by his body ; and if he be not of kin...by his spirit, he is a base and ignoble creature." (What is of kin to beasts and not to God is base and ignoble ;) Man is of kin to beasts and not to...
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The American Catholic Quarterly Review, Volume 31

James Andrew Corcoran, Patrick John Ryan, Edmond Francis Prendergast - 1906
...debasing and vulgarizing effects of atheism, he says: "They that deny a God destroy man's nobility ; for certainly man is of kin to the beasts by his body...likewise magnanimity and the raising of human nature. . . . Man when he resteth and assureth himself upon divine protection and favor, gathereth a force...
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Complete Writings: With Variant Readings

William Blake - Biography & Autobiography - 1966 - 944 pages
...adversities do more bow men's minds to religion. a Lie! They that deny a God destroy man's nobility; for certainly man is of kin to the beasts by his body;...by his spirit, he is a base and ignoble creature. an artifice! It destroys likewise magnanimity, and the raising of human nature; for take an example...
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Shakespeare & the Denial of Death

James L. Calderwood - Drama - 1987 - 233 pages
...with animals. ln his essay "Of Atheism," Bacon says, "They that do deny a God destroy man's nobility; for certainly man is of kin to the beasts by his body;...by his spirit, he is a base and ignoble creature." The beast in us must be kept down if evil and death are to be denied. Eli2abethan theology went out...
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Kingdoms in Conflict

Charles W. Colson - Christianity and politics - 1987 - 400 pages
...planet. Neither Ape nor Angel They that deny God destroy man's nobility; for certainly, man is akin to the beasts by his body; and if he be not of kin...by his spirit, he is a base and ignoble creature. — Francis Bacon In Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn's masterful novel The Cancer Ward, a young, cancerous political...
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The Quotable Paul Johnson: A Topical Compilation of His Wit, Wisdom and Satire

Paul Johnson, George J. Marlin, Heather Richardson Higgins - History - 1994 - 417 pages
...God. Without God, what is he? As Francis Bacon put it: "They that deny God destroy man's nobility: for certainly man is of kin to the beasts by his body; and, if he be not kin to God by his spirit, he is a base and ignoble creature." We are less base and ignoble by virtue...
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Wollstonecraft: A Vindication of the Rights of Men and a Vindication of the ...

Mary Wollstonecraft, Hints ... - History - 1995 - 349 pages
...immortal one? who will condescend to govern 87 by such sinister methods! 'Certainly,' says Lord Bacon, 'man is of kin to the beasts by his body; and if he...by his spirit, he is a base and ignoble creature!" Men, indeed, appear to me to act in a very unphilosophical manner when they try to secure the good...
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Lodore

Mary Shelley - Fiction - 1997 - 555 pages
...immortal one? who will condescend to govern by such sinister methods! 'Certainly, says Lord Bacon, 'man is of kin to the beasts by his body; and if he...kin to God by his spirit, he is a base and ignoble creature!'4 Men, indeed, appear to me to act in a very unphilosophical manner when they try to secure...
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Dictionary of Quotations

Connie Robertson - Reference - 1998 - 669 pages
...men's minds about to religlon. 696 Essays 'Of Atheism' They that deny a God destroy man's nobility; se Nicean barks of yore, ... ...Thy Naiad airs have...was Greece And the grandeur that was Rome. 8809 M 697 Essays 'Of Beauty' That is the best part of beauty, which a picture cannot express. 698 Essays...
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