The Life, Unpublished Letters, and Philosophical Regimen of Anthony, Earl of Shaftesbury

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Page 344 - I know you loved me when, living, and will preserve my memory now I am dead. All the use to be made of it is — that this life affords no solid satisfaction, but in the consciousness of having done well, and the hopes of another life. Adieu ! I leave my best wishes with you. — J. LOCKE.
Page 403 - Innate is a word he poorly plays upon: the right word, though less used, is connatural. For what has birth or progress of the foetus out of the womb to do in this case ? — the question is not about the time the ideas entered, or the moment that one body came out of the other ; ,but whether the constitution of man be such, that, being adult and grown up,* at such a time sooner or later (no matter when), the idea and sense of order, administration, and a GOD, will not infallibly, inevitably, necessarily...
Page xxi - Sir (addressing himself to the Speaker), I, who rise only to give my opinion on the Bill now depending, am so confounded that I am unable to express the least of what I proposed to say, what must the condition of that man be, who, without any assistance, is pleading for his life, and under apprehension of being deprived of it...
Page 100 - But my country, you say, as far as it depends on me, will be without my help. I ask again, what help do you mean? It will not have porticoes or baths through you. And what does this mean? For it is not furnished with shoes by means of a smith, nor with arms by means of a shoemaker. But it is enough if every man fully...
Page 228 - As is a house that is destroyed, so is wisdom to a fool: and the knowledge of the unwise is as talk without sense.
Page 404 - Virtue, according to Mr. LOCKE, has no other Measure, Law, or Rule, than Fashion and Custom: Morality, Justice, Equity, depend only on Law and Will...
Page 231 - ... and my own, in order that you may gain the things which are not good, see how unfair and silly you are. Besides, which would you rather have, money or a faithful and modest friend? For this end then rather help me to be such a man, and do not ask me to do this by which I shall lose that character. But my country, you say, as far as it depends on me, will be without my help.
Page 403 - Twas Mr. Locke that struck at all fundamentals, threw all order and virtue out of the world, and made the very ideas of these (which are the same as those of God) unnatural, and without foundation in our minds.
Page 404 - God indeed is a perfect free agent in his sense ; that is, free to anything that is, however ill ; for if he wills it, it will be made good ; virtue may be vice, and vice virtue in its turn, if he pleases. And thus neither right nor wrong, virtue nor vice, are anything in themselves ; nor is there any trace or idea of them naturally imprinted on human minds.
Page 345 - All the use to be made of it is, that this life is a scene . of vanity, that soon passes away; and affords no solid satisfaction, but in the consciousness of doing well, and in the hopes of another life. This is what I can say upon experience; and what you will find to be true, when you come to make up the account.

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