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" I saw that, though our character is formed by circumstances, our own desires can do much to shape those circumstances, and what is really inspiriting and ennobling in the doctrine of Free Will is the conviction that we have real power over the formation... "
The Living Age ... - Page 73
by Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell - 1884
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Christian Reformer, Volume 1

1886
...how the light broke in upon him in the perception that " we have real power aver the formation of our character ; that our will, by influencing some of our circumstances, can modify our future habits and capacities of willing." This position is more fully developed in his System oj Logic, Book VI....
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Transactions of the Medical and Chirurgical Faculty of the ..., Volumes 89-91

Medical and Chirurgical Faculty of the State of Maryland - Medicine - 1887
...it is equally true that our desires have much to do with shaping those circumstances; that we have a real power over the formation of our own character; that our will, influencing some of our circumstances, can modify our future habits and capabilities of willing. The...
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Strivings for the Faith: A Series of Lectures, Delivered in the New Hall of ...

Apologetics - 1874 - 287 pages
...by circumstances, our own desires can do much to shape those circumstances ; and that what is really inspiriting and ennobling in the doctrine of free...modify our future habits or capabilities of willing." Our desires can do much to shape our circumstances. But what have we to do with our desires ? Do they...
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Strivings for the faith: a ser. of lects. delivered under the auspices of ...

Strivings - 1874
...circumstances, our own •desires can do much to shape those circumstances ; and that what is really inspiriting and ennobling in the •doctrine of free...modify our future habits or capabilities of willing." Our desires can do much to shape our circumstances. But what have we to do with our desires ? Do they...
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Principles of Mental Physiology: With Their Applications to the Training and ...

William Benjamin Carpenter - Mind and body - 1874 - 737 pages
...what is " really inspiriting and ennobling in the doctrine of free " will, is the conviction that rce have real power over the "formation of our own character; that our will, by influencing * The two doctrines seem to me to have been more clearly presented by Hartley, than by any other Writer:...
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Strivings for the Faith: A Series of Lectures, Delivered in the New Hall of ...

Apologetics - 1875 - 287 pages
...by circumstances, our own desires can do much to shape those circumstances ; and that what is really inspiriting and ennobling in the doctrine of free...modify our future habits or capabilities of willing." Our desires can do much to shape our circumstances. But what have we to do with our desires ? Do they...
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The Theological Review, Volume 12

Christianity - 1875
...those circumstances ; and that what is really inspiriting and ennobling in the doctrine of free-will, is the conviction that we have real power over the...our circumstances, can modify our future habits or capacities of willing."* On this passage Dr. Carpenter remarks : " Thus even John S. Mill, the most...
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Moral causation; or, Notes on mr. Mill's notes to the chapter on 'freedom ...

Patrick Proctor Alexander, John Stuart Mill - 1875 - 261 pages
...circum' stances ; and that what is really inspiriting and enno' bling in the doctrine of free-will, is the conviction that ' we have real power over the...our ' circumstances, can modify our future habits or capa' bilities of willing. All this was entirely consistent ' with the doctrine of circumstances, or...
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The Contemporary Review, Volume 25

1875
...those circumstances ; and that what is really inspiriting and ennobling in the doctrine of freewill, is the conviction that we have real power over the...of our circumstances, can modify our future habits and capacities of willing." I can attach no other meaning to this remarkable passage, the teaching...
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The Contemporary Review, Volume 28

Literature - 1876
...those circumstances, and that which is really inspiriting and ennobling in the doctrine of free-will is the conviction that we have real power over the...our circumstances, can modify our future habits or capacities of willing." And with this he seems to have been satisfied, though he adr mitted as "most...
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