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Page cix - For my part, when I enter most intimately into what I call myself, I always stumble on some particular perception or other, of heat or cold, light or shade, love or hatred, pain or pleasure. I never can catch myself 'at any time without a perception, and never can observe anything but the perception.
Page 68 - Little else is requisite to carry a State to the highest degree of opulence from the lowest barbarism, but peace, easy taxes, and a tolerable administration of justice ; all the rest being brought about by the natural course of things.
Page clxiv - E'en time itself despairs to cure Those pangs to every feeling due : Ungenerous youth ! thy boast how poor, To win a heart, and break it too ! No cold approach, no alter'd mien, Just what would make suspicion start ; No pause the dire extremes between — He made me blest, and broke my heart : * From hope, the wretched's anchor, torn, Neglected and neglecting all ; Friendless, forsaken, and forlorn, The tears I shed must ever fall.
Page cviii - It must be some one impression, that gives rise to every real idea. But self or person is not any one impression, but that to which our several impressions and ideas are suppos'd to have a reference. If any impression gives rise to the idea of self, that impression must continue invariably the same, thro' the whole course of our lives; since self is suppos'd to exist after that manner.
Page cix - I can allow him is, that he may be in the right as well as 1$ and that we are essentially different in this particular. He may, perhaps, perceive something simple and continued, which he calls himself; though I am certain there is no such principle in me.
Page 225 - I am delighted to see the daily and hourly progress of madness and folly and wickedness in England. The consummation of these qualities are the true ingredients for making a fine narrative in history...
Page 63 - The man whose public spirit is prompted altogether by humanity and benevolence, will respect the established powers and privileges even of individuals, and still more those of the great orders and societies, into which the state is divided. Though he should consider some of them as in some measure abusive, he will content himself with moderating what he often cannot annihilate without great violence.
Page cx - ... the very first exercise of consciousness necessarily implies a belief, not only of the present existence of what is felt, but of the present existence of that which feels...