A History of the Intellectual Development of Europe, Volume 1

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Page 201 - The sixth age shifts Into the lean and slipper'd pantaloon, With spectacles on nose and pouch on side, His youthful hose, well saved, a world too wide For his shrunk shank ; and his big manly voice, Turning again toward childish treble, pipes And whistles in his sound. Last scene of all, That ends this strange eventful history, Is second childishness and mere oblivion, Sans teeth, sans eyes, sans taste, sans everything.
Page 281 - The holy Catholic and Apostolic Church anathematizes those who say that, there was a time when the Son of God was not, and that before he was begotten he was not, ' Comforter,' or,
Page 219 - He, whom the mind alone can perceive, whose essence eludes the external organs, who has no visible parts, who exists from eternity, even he, the soul of all beings, whom no being can comprehend, shone forth in person. He, having willed to produce various beings from his own divine substance, first with a thought created the waters, and placed in them a productive seed...
Page 114 - Whence also he is all similar, all eye, all ear, all brain, all arm, all power to perceive, to understand, and to act; but in a manner not at all human, in a manner not at all corporeal, in a manner utterly unknown to us. As a blind man has no idea of colors, so have we no idea of the manner by which the all-wise God perceives and understands all things.
Page 54 - The fundamental tenet of the Vedanti school consisted, not in denying the existence of matter, that is, of solidity, impenetrability, and extended figure, (to deny which would be lunacy) but in correcting the popular notion of it, and in contending, that it has no essence independent of mental perception, that existence and perceptibility are convertible terms...
Page 309 - If you ask them how they defend these monstrosities ? how things do not fall away from the earth on that side ? they reply that the nature of things is such, that heavy bodies tend...
Page 375 - III, declared that his life was so shameful, so foul, so execrable, that he shuddered to describe it. He ruled like a captain of banditti rather than a prelate. The people at the last, unable to bear his adulteries, homicides, and abominations any longer, rose against him.
Page 325 - Mary, and a spirit proceeding from him. Believe therefore in God, and his apostles, and say not, There are three Gods; forbear this; it will be better for you. God is but one God. Far be it from him that he should have a son!
Page 102 - Wrongly do the Greeks suppose that aught begins or ceases to be ; for nothing comes into being or is destroyed ; but all is an aggregation or secretion of preexistent things ; so that 'all becoming' might more correctly be called ' becoming mixed,' and all corruption

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