Natural Law: An Essay in Ethics

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Trübner & Company, 1878 - Ethics - 371 pages

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Page 73 - Da ist's denn wieder, wie die Sterne wollten: Bedingung und Gesetz; und aller Wille Ist nur ein Wollen, weil wir eben sollten, Und vor dem Willen schweigt die Willkür stille; Das Liebste wird vom Herzen weggescholten, Dem harten Muß bequemt sich Will
Page 207 - Thus deeply drinking in the soul of things, We shall be wise perforce ; and while inspired By choice, and conscious that the will is free,' Unswerving shall we move, as if impelled By strict necessity, along the path Of order and of good.
Page 209 - But we must further remember also, (which thing to touch in a word shall suffice,) that as in this respect they have their law, which law directeth them in the means whereby they tend to their own perfection...
Page vi - For if truth be at all within the reach of human capacity, 'tis certain it must lie very deep and abstruse; and to hope we shall arrive at it without pains, while the greatest geniuses have failed with the utmost pains, must certainly be esteemed sufficiently vain and presumptuous.
Page 371 - THE ENGLISH AND FOREIGN PHILOSOPHICAL LIBRARY. PHILOSOPHICAL INQUIRY is essentially the chief intellectual study of our age. It is proposed to produce, under the title of " THE ENGLISH AND FOREIGN PHILOSOPHICAL LIBRARY," a series of works of the highest class connected with that study. The English contributions to the series consist of original works, and of occasional new editions of such productions as have already attained a permanent rank among the philosophical writings of the day. Beyond...
Page 292 - I too rest in faith That man's perfection is the crowning flower, Toward which the urgent sap in life's great tree Is pressing, — seen in puny blossoms now, But in the world's great morrows to expand With broadest petal and with deepest glow.
Page 347 - And I turned myself to behold wisdom, and madness, and folly: for what can the man do that cometh after the king? even that which hath been already done.

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