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" If a sage descended from Heaven, and in his conduct consulted only the light of reason, he would universally pass for a fool. He would be, as Socrates says, like a physician whom the pastry-cooks accused before a tribunal of children of forbidding pie«... "
De l'esprit; or, Essays on the mind. Transl. To Which are now prefixed, a ... - Page 158
by Claude Adrien Helvétius - 1807
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The book of human character, Volume 1

Charles Bucke - Character - 1837
...prevented opening them by the dazzling of the snow. ' If a sage descended from heaven,' says Helvetius, ' and 'in his conduct consulted only the ' light of...pies and ' tarts, and would certainly be condemned.' This passage will not appear absurd, when we reflect that a famine was once believed in Russia to be...
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The Bible of nature, and substance of virtue, condensed from the scriptures ...

John Stewart - Religion - 1842
...accuses us of acknowledging three. If a sage should descend from heaven, and in his conduct consult only the light of reason, he would universally pass for a fool. All are so scrupulously attached to the interest of their own vanity, that the title of wise is only...
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The bible of nature, and substance of virtue: Condensed from the scriptures ...

John Stewart - Ethics - 1849
...accuses us of acknowledging three. If a sage should descend from heaven, and in his conduct consult only the ) light of reason, he would universally pass for a fool. All are so scrupulously attached to the interest of their own I * vanity, that the title of wise is...
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Cassell's library of English literature, selected, ed. and arranged by H. Morley

Cassell, ltd - 1876
...the savage ; and a young forerunner of the revolutionary struggle wrote of the world he lived in, " If a sage descended from heaven, and in his conduct...light of reason, he would universally pass for a fooL" CHAPTER X. RICHARDSON'S "CLARISSA HARLOWE." SAMUEL RICHARDSON ' was fifty-nine years old in tu»> year...
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Cassell's library of English literature, selected, ed. and arranged by H. Morley

Cassell, ltd - 1876
...to their federal I Helvetia* had written (de 1'Esprit) in 1758, " If a gage descended from Hearen, and in his conduct consulted only the light of reason,...he would universally pass for a fool. He would be, aa Socrates says, like a physician whom the pastry-cooks accused before a tribunal of children of forbidding...
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Cassell's library of English literature, selected, ed. and ..., Volume 4

Cassell, ltd - 1883
...ascend from their parochial tyranny to their federal 1 Hrlvetius hod written (de l'Esprit) iu 1758, " If a sage descended from Heaven, and in his conduct...physician whom the pastry-cooks accused before a tribunal of children of forbidding pie« and t in -. He would certainly be condemned." anarchy, when the whole...
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