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" It were better to have no opinion of God at all, than such an Opinion as is unworthy of him : for the one is unbelief, the other is contumely : and certainly superstition is the reproach of the Deity. Plutarch saith well to that purpose :  "
Bacon's essays, with annotations by R. Whately - Page 183
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New Elegant Extracts: A Unique Selection, Moral, Instructive, and ...

Richard Alfred Davenport - Conduct of life - 1827
...humiliation? Blush for shame, and hide thy face in the dust. BISHOP HORNE. OF SUPERSTITION. IT were better to have no opinion of God at all, than such...rather a great deal men should say there was no such a man at all as Plutarch, than that they should say there was one Plutarch, that would eat his children...
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The works of Samuel Parr, with memoirs of his life and writings by ..., Volume 2

Samuel Parr - 1828
...in its most hideous form, and to such atheism in its least offensive, Lord Bacon tells us, " It were better to have no opinion of God at all, than such...unworthy of him ; for the one is unbelief, the other U contumely, and certainly superstition is a reproach of the Deity." — Essay xiii. in which Bacon...
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The Works of Samuel Parr ...: With Memoirs of His Life and ..., Volume 4

Samuel Parr, John Johnstone - Theology - 1828
...Bacon. " It were better," says this great and real philosopher, " to have no notion of God at all, ihan such an opinion as is unworthy of him, for the one is unbelief, the other contumely."—Essay 18. They who hold, as I do, that in addition to the bad tendency of atheism upon...
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Imaginary Conversations of Literary Men and Statesmen, Volume 5

Walter Savage Landor - Imaginary conversations - 1829
...hazard another fault. In the words about Superstition he agreed that Bacon spoke wisely. " It were better to have no opinion of God at all, than such an opinion as is unworthy of hinj; for the one is unbelief, the other is contumely." And here, remarked my visitor, it is impossible...
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Moral, Economical, and Political Essays

Francis Bacon - English essays - 1833 - 216 pages
...omnia regi, gubernarique per speximus, omnes gentes nationesque superavimus." OF SUPERSTITION. IT were better to have no opinion of God at all than such...opinion as is unworthy of him ; for the one is unbelief, ihe other is contumely ; and certainly superstition is the reproach of the Deity. Plutarch saith well...
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Literary and Theological Review, Volume 6

Leonard Woods, Charles D. Pigeon - Theology - 1839
...of this simple and fervent people. Lord Bacon is too unqualified and absolute when he says, "It were better to have no opinion of God at all, than such an opinion as is unworthy of him ;" for much error may be mingled with truth without converting it into poison. The effects of faith on the...
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The Divine Legation of Moses Demonstrated, Volume 1

William Warburton - Bible - 1837 - 2 pages
...produces under a ruler, of acknowledged justice and goodness. • " It were better," says BACON, " to have no opinion of God at all, than such an opinion as is unworthy of him Plutarch saitli well to that purpose. Surely (saith he) / had rather a great deal men ihould toy there...
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The Works of Lord Bacon: With an Introductory Essay, Volume 1

Francis Bacon - Aphorisms and apothegms - 1838 - 832 pages
...regi gubernarique perspeximus, omnes gentes nationesque superavimus." XVII. OF SUPERSTITION. It were better to have no opinion of God at all, than such...rather a great deal men should say, there was no such man at all as Plutarch, than that they should say, that there was one Plutarch, that would eat his...
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Gems of genius; or, Words of the wise: a collection of the most pointed ...

Andrew Steinmetz - 1838
...he hath some entrance into the language, goeth to school and not to travel. —Bacon. 1266. It were better to have no opinion of God at all. than such...and certainly superstition is the reproach of the Deity.—Ib. 1267. Atheism leaves a man to sense, to philosophy, to natural piety, to laws, to reputation...
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Essays; or, Counsels civil and moral, and the two books Of the proficience ...

Francis Bacon (visct. St. Albans.) - 1840
...providence of the immortal gods. [Plutarcb. From an Antique Gem.] XVII.— OF SUPERSTITION. IT were better to have no opinion of God at all than such...rather a great deal men should say there was no such man at all as Plutarch, than that they should say that there was one Plutarch, that would eat his children...
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