What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Other editions - View all
according action activity affections animal appetites attainment beauty become blessedness body called capacity cause character choice choose cloth common conception condition connection conscience consciousness constitution desire direct distinction distinguished duty element enjoyment evil existence expression faculties feeling force give given ground happiness Hence higher highest human ideas implies indicate individual instinct intellect interest involved kind knowledge lecture less liberty light limit lower means ment mind moral nature necessary never object obligation organic original ourselves perfect person philosophy pleasure possible present principle question rational reach reason reference regard relation respect responsible rule seek seems seen selfishness sense society specific sphere suppose thing thought tion true truth ultimate universe virtue whole wholly worthy wrong
Page 121 - All murder'd: for within the hollow crown That rounds the mortal temples of a king Keeps Death his court, and there the antick sits, Scoffing his state and grinning at his pomp...
Page 66 - He that loveth silver shall not be satisfied with silver; nor he that loveth abundance with increase: this is also vanity.
Page 121 - Allowing him a breath, a little scene, To monarchize, be fear'd and kill with looks, Infusing him with self and vain conceit, As if this flesh which walls about our life Were brass impregnable, and humour'd thus Comes at the last and with a little pin Bores through his castle wall, and farewell king!
Page 61 - It is a property of the machine, for which we know no remedy, that the organs, by which we perceive pleasure, are blunted and benumbed by being frequently exercised in the same way. There is hardly any one who has not found the difference between a gratification, when new, and when familiar ; or any pleasure which does not become indifferent as it grows habitual.
Page 291 - Here will I hold. If there's a power above us — And that there is, all nature cries aloud Through all her works — He must delight in virtue; And that which He delights in must be happy.
Page 291 - While you labour for any thing below your proper humanity, you seek a happy life in the region of death. Well saith the moral poet:— Unless above himself he can .Erect himself, how mean a thing is man !