The Psychology of Religion: An Empirical Study of the Growth of Religious Consciousness (Google eBook)

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Walter Scott, 1899 - Adolescence - 423 pages
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Page 229 - Then, welcome each rebuff That turns earth's smoothness rough, Each sting that bids nor sit nor stand but go! Be our joys three-parts pain! Strive, and hold cheap the strain; Learn, nor account the pang; dare, never grudge the throe!
Page 113 - All we have willed or hoped or dreamed of good shall exist; Not its semblance, but itself; no beauty, nor good, nor power Whose voice has gone forth, but each survives for the melodist When eternity affirms the conception of an hour. The high that proved too high, the heroic for earth too hard...
Page 209 - ... without any real desire for the ends which I had been so carefully fitted out to work for: no delight in virtue, or the general good, but also just as little in anything else. The fountains of vanity and ambition seemed to have dried up within me, as completely as those of benevolence.
Page 283 - Were it but the pitifullest infinitesimal fraction of a ' Product, produce it, in God's name ! 'Tis the utmost ' thou hast in thee : out with it, then. Up, up ! Whatso' ever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy whole might. ' Work while it is called Today ; for the Night cometh, 'wherein no man can work.
Page 110 - I felt that it might be worth my while to expend the labour of at least ten (or it might be fifteen) years to come. But then it is fair to say that this was because I felt a problem to have been at that moment solved an intellectual want relieved which had haunted me for at least fifteen years before.
Page 285 - In the darkest hour through which a human soul can pass, whatever else is doubtful, this at least is certain. If there be no God, and no future state, yet, even then, it is better to be generous than selfish, better to be chaste than licentious, better to be true than false, better to be brave than to be a coward.
Page 413 - For whosoever will save his life shall lose it ; but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake and the Gospel's, the same shall save it.

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