Philosophy and Life: And Other Essays

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S. Sonnenschein, 1902 - 274 páginas
 

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Página 52 - To be honest, to be kind, to earn a little and spend a little less, to make (upon the whole) a family happier for his presence; to renounce, when that shall be necessary, and not be embittered; to keep a few friends, but
Página 138 - And after this he will reason that the sun is he who gives the seasons and the years, and is the guardian of all that is in the visible world, and in a certain way the cause of all things which he and his fellows have been accustomed to behold.
Página 32 - desire of the moth for the star, Of the night for the morrow, The devotion to something afar From the sphere of our sorrow.
Página 240 - even if well-founded, would be unsatisfactory until it could be shown how innumerable species inhabiting this world have been modified so as to acquire that perfection of structure and co-adaptation which justly excite our admiration." Secondly, he soon arrived at a quite definite conception of the inadequacy of the common attempt to explain these variations by referring
Página 138 - and at last he will be able to see the sun, and not mere reflections of him in the water, but he will see him as he is in his own proper place, and not in another, and he will contemplate his nature.
Página 42 - Ah! if I could show you this! If I could show you these men and women, all the world over, in every stage of history, under every abuse of error, under every circumstance of failure, without hope, without help, without thanks, still obscurely fighting the lost fight of virtue, still clinging to some rag of honour, the poor jewel of their souls!
Página 52 - without capitulation. Above all, on the same grim condition, to keep friends with himself. Here is a task for all that a man has of fortitude and delicacy.
Página 42 - is the most strange and consoling : that this ennobled lemur, this hair-crowned bubble of the dust, this inheritor of a few years and sorrows, should yet deny himself his rare delights and add to his frequent pains and live for an ideal, however misconceived. Nor can we stop with man
Página 72 - 'tis an unweeded garden That grows to seed ; things rank and gross in nature Possess it merely."
Página 257 - it could be demonstrated that any complex organ existed which could not possibly have been formed by numerous successive slight modifications, my theory would absolutely break down.

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