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" It is true that a little philosophy inclineth man's mind to atheism, but depth in philosophy bringeth men's minds about to religion. For, while the mind of man looketh upon second causes scattered, it may sometimes rest in them and go no further, but,... "
Anti-theistic Theories: Being the Baird Lecture for 1877 - Page 76
by Robert Flint - 1879 - 555 pages
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America's God and Country: Encyclopedia of Quotations

William J. Federer, William Joseph Federer - Literary Collections - 1994 - 845 pages
...is but the handmaid to religion.6 In his treatise entitled, Of Atheism, Sir Francis Bacon declared: A little philosophy inclineth man's mind to atheism,...depth in philosophy bringeth men's minds about to religion.7 Sir Francis Bacon, as recorded in the Literary and Religious Works of Francis Bacon, Volume...
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Famous Lines: A Columbia Dictionary of Familiar Quotations

Robert Andrews - Reference - 1997 - 625 pages
...ROBERT LOWELL, (1917-1977) US poet.' Since 1 939," Day by Day (1 977). Philosophy and Philosophers 1 A little philosophy inclineth man's mind to atheism,...philosophy bringeth men's minds about to religion. FRANCIS BACON, (1561-1626) British philosopher, essayist, statesman. Essays, "Of Atheism" (1597-1 625)....
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Moses Mendelssohn: Philosophical Writings

Moses Mendelssohn - Philosophy - 1997 - 321 pages
...Douglas Denon Heath (London, Longman, 1861), Essay 16 ("Of Atheism"), vol. 6, p. 413: "It is true that a little philosophy inclineth man's mind to atheism; but depth in philosophy bringeth man's mind about to religion." Mendelssohn's Philosophische Schriften Third dialogue Numesian and Kallisthen...
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Dictionary of Quotations

Connie Robertson - Reference - 1998 - 669 pages
...Prosperity doth best discover vice, but adversity doth best discover virtue. 695 Essays 'Of Atheism' the Raven, 'Nevermore'. POGREBIN Letty Cottin 8812...don't make passes at female smart-asses. 8813 No l religlon. 696 Essays 'Of Atheism' They that deny a God destroy man's nobility; for certainly man is...
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Human Development: Psychology and Mystery

Franco Imoda - Religion - 1998 - 397 pages
...of psychology what Francis Bacon said long ago of philosophy: 'A little philosophy inclineth men's mind to atheism, but depth in philosophy bringeth men's minds about to religion' (cited in Bergin 1991, 402). To whom is this book addressed? In one way, a primary group of readers...
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Benjamin Franklin and His Gods

Kerry S. Walters - Biography & Autobiography - 1999 - 213 pages
...contemporary Pierre Jean Georges Cabanis once said that Franklin was fond of quoting Bacon's claim that "a little philosophy inclineth man's mind to atheism; but depth in philosophy brings the man's mind about to religion." (Cited in Aldridge, Benjamin Franklin and Nature's God, p....
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The Routledge Dictionary of Religious & Spiritual Quotations

Geoffrey Parrinder - Religion - 2000 - 218 pages
...(1639) 17 To make light of philosophy is to be a true philosopher. Blaise Pascal, Pensees, 4 (1670) is A little philosophy inclineth man's mind to Atheism,...philosophy bringeth men's minds about to religion. Francis Bacon, Essays, 'Atheism' (1625) 19 To believe only possibilities, is not faith, but mere Philosophy....
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God Seen Through the Eyes of the Greatest Minds

Michael Caputo - Religion - 2000 - 240 pages
...unbelief, the other is contumely; and certainly superstition is the reproach of the Deity. IT IS TRUE, THAT A LITTLE PHILOSOPHY INCLINETH MAN'S MIND TO ATHEISM; BUT DEPTH IN PHILOSOPHY BRINGS ABOUT MAN'S MIND TO RELIGION: FOR WHILE THE MIND OF MAN LOOKETH UPON SECOND CAUSES SCATTERED,...
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Nietzsche's Task: An Interpretation of Beyond Good and Evil

Laurence Lampert - Philosophy - 2004 - 336 pages
...learn i. Nietzsche's principle seems to me to be stated exactly by Francis Bacon: "It is true that a little philosophy inclineth man's mind to atheism;...philosophy bringeth men's minds about to religion" (Essays or Counsels Civil and Moral, "Of Atheism"). This does not say that the deepest philosophers...
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But Not Philosophy: Seven Introductions to Non-Western Thought

George Anastaplo - Philosophy - 2002 - 397 pages
...wrought miracle to convince [refute] atheism. because his ordinary works convince it. 1t is true, that a little philosophy inclineth man's mind to atheism....to religion. For while the mind of man looketh upon second causes scattered, it may sometimes rest in them. and go no further: but when it heholdeth the...
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