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" For a man can employ his thoughts about nothing but either the contemplation of things themselves for the discovery of truth; or about the things in his own power, which are his own actions, for the attainment of his own ends; or the signs the mind makes... "
The Penny Cyclopędia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge - Page 83
1839
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The Works of Dugald Stewart: Dissertation exhibiting a general view of the ...

Dugald Stewart - Business & Economics - 1829
...for a man can employ his thoughts about nothing but either the contemplation of things themselves, for the discovery of truth, or about the things in...which are his own actions for the attainment of his own ends ; or the signs the mind makes use of, both in one and the other, and the right ordering of...
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The London encyclopaedia: or, Universal dictionary of science ..., Volume 19

Thomas Curtis - Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1829
...; for a man can employ his thoughts about nothing but either the contemplation of things themselves for the discovery of truth ; or about the things in his own power, which are his actions, for the attainment of his own ends : or the signs the mind makes use of both in the one and...
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Locke's Essay on the human understanding, condensed under the ...

John Locke - 1831
...For a man can employ his thoughts about nothing, but . either the contemplation of things themselves for the discovery of truth, or about the things in his own power, which are his actions, for the attainment of his own ends ; or the signs the mind makes use of, both in the one and...
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Epitome of English literature; or, A concentration of the matter of standard ...

English literature - 1831
...For a man can employ his thoughts about nothing, but either the contemplation of things themselves for the discovery of truth, or about the things in his own power, which are his actions, for the attainment of bis own ends ; or the signs the mind makes use of, both in the one and...
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The Millennial Harbinger, Volume 2

William Kimbrough Pendleton - Book of Mormon - 1838
...he, "n man can employ his thoughts about nothing but either the contemplation of things themselves for the discovery of truth; or about the things in...which are his own actions, for the attainment of his own ends; or the signs he would make use of both in the one and the other, and the right ordering of...
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The Penny Cyclopaedia of the Society for the Difussion of Useful ..., Volume 14

Society for the Difussion of Useful Knowledge - 1839
...division of the objects of the understanding. For man can employ his thoughts about nothing but cither the contemplation of things for the discovery of truth...basis of more than one school of modern philosophy, whose very opposite views may indeed find some support in the occasional variations and self-contradictions...
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The cabinet portrait gallery of British worthies...

Biography & Autobiography - 1846
...bare speculation, but right, and a conduct suitable to it. 3, The doctrine of signs (aiipfiMTiKi.i), the business of which is to consider the nature of...basis of more than one school of modern philosophy, whose very opposite views may indeed find some support in the occasional variations and self-contradictions...
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The British Millennial Harbinger and Family Magazine

Restoration movement (Christianity) - 1848
...he, " a man can employ his thoughts about nothing but either the contemplation of things themselves for the discovery of truth ; or about the things in...which are his own actions, for the attainment of his own ends ; or the signs he would make use of both in the ono and the other, and the right ordering...
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An essay concerning human understanding. With the notes and illustr. of the ...

John Locke - 1849
...understanding. For a man can employ his thoughts about nothing but either the contemplation of things themselves for the discovery of truth; or about the things in...which are his own actions, for the attainment of his own ends; or the signs the mind makes use of, both in the one and the other, and the right ordering...
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Locke's Essay on the Human Understanding

JOHN MURRAY - 1852
...nothing but either [1.] the contemplation of things themselves for the discovery of Truth; or about [2.] the things in his own power, which are his own Actions, for the attainment of his own ends; or [3.] the signs [which] the mind makes use of, both in the one and the other, and the right...
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