The Anatomy of Negation

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Scribner and Welford, 1886 - Pessimism - 226 pages
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Page 62 - But when they persecute you in this city, flee ye into another: for verily I say unto you, Ye shall not have gone over the cities of Israel, till the Son of man be come.
Page 62 - AND he said unto them, Verily I say unto you, That there be some of them that stand here, which shall not taste of death, till they have seen the kingdom of God come with power.
Page 206 - J'effondrerai des cieux la voûte dérisoire. Par delà l'épaisseur de ce sépulcre bas Sur qui gronde le bruit sinistre de ton pas, Je ferai bouillonner les mondes dans leur gloire; Et qui t'y cherchera ne t'y trouvera pas. Et ce sera mon jour ! Et, d'étoile en étoile, Le bienheureux...
Page 206 - Afin d'exterminer le monde qui te nie. Tu feras ruisseler le sang comme une mer, Tu feras s'acharner les tenailles de fer, Tu feras flamboyer, dans l'horreur infinie, Près des bûchers hurlants le gouffre de l'Enfer...
Page 214 - Upon this Vista the Curtain may fall ! Neither Poet, nor Seer, can look beyond Nature, who is unconscious of her immorality! Entrancing in her Beauty, — savage in her Cruelty, — -imperial in her Prodigality, — appalling in her Convulsions ! She is not only Deaf but Dumb ! There is no answer to any appeal ! The best we can do, — the best that has ever been done, — is to...
Page 106 - Cadis' sous le manteau de Descartes son maitre, Marchant a pas comptes, s'approcha du Grand Etre : " Pardonnez-moi, dit-il, en lui parlant tout bas, Mais je pense, entre nous, que vous n'existez pas.
Page 105 - To discuss God apart from Nature is both difficult and perilous ; it is as if we separated the soul from the body. We know the soul only through the medium of the body, and God only through Nature. Hence the absurdity, as it appears to me, of accusing those of absurdity who philosophically have united God with the world. For everything which exists, necessarily pertains to the essence of God, because God is the one Being whose existence includes all things. Nor does the Holy Scripture contradict...
Page 214 - Nature, who is unconscious in her immotality, entrancing in her beauty, savage in her cruelty, imperial in her prodigality, and appalling in her convulsions, is not only deaf, but dumb. There is no answer to any appeal. The best we can do, the best that has ever been done, is to recognise the implacability of the laws that rule the universe, and contemplate as calmly as we can the nothingness from which we are come and into which we shall all disappear.

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