according actions admiration affections agreeable altogether appear applause arises Aristotle attention aversion beauty behaviour beneficence benevolence bestowed body breast casuistry casuists cerned CHAP character Cicero compleat conceive conduct consider consists contempt contrary crime degree demerit deserve desire disagreeable disapprobation dreadful duty emotions endeavour enter Epicurus equitable maxim esteem excite faculty fame feel gratitude greatest grief happiness honour human nature hurt imagination impartial spectator impropriety interest intirely judge jurisprudence kind magnanimity mankind manner ment merit mind misfortune moral motives neral ness never observed occasions ourselves pain particular passions pathy perfect perly philosophy Plato pleasure principle of approbation prompt proper object propriety punishment qualities quires racter reason regard render resentment respect rience savage nations seems self-love sense sensible senti sentiments sider sion situation society soever sorrow spect Stoics sufferer sympathy thing thought tion true glory turally vice virtue weakness
Page 202 - When I endeavour to examine my own conduct, when I endeavour to pass sentence upon it, and either to approve or condemn it, it is evident that, in all such cases, I divide myself, as it were, into two persons ; and that I, the examiner and judge, represent a different character from that other I, the person whose conduct is examined into, and judged of.
Page 202 - The first is the spectator, whose sentiments with regard to my own conduct I endeavour to enter into, by placing myself in his situation, and by considering how it would appear to me, when seen from that particular point of view. The second is the agent, the person whom I properly call myself, and of whose conduct, under the character of a spectator, I was endeavouring to form some opinion.
Page 410 - ... actions ; thirdly, we observe that his conduct has been agreeable to the general rules by which those two sympathies generally act ; and, last of all, when we consider such actions, as making a part of a system of behaviour which tends to promote the happiness either of the individual or of the society, they appear to derive a beauty from this utility, not unlike that which we ascribe to any well-contrived machine.
Page 147 - Society, however, cannot subsist among those who are at all times ready to hurt and injure one another.
Page 229 - THE regard to those general rules of conduct is what is properly called a sense of duty, a principle of the greatest consequence in human life, and the only principle by which the bulk of mankind are capable of directing their actions.
Page 2 - ... it. Of this kind is pity or compassion, the emotion which we feel for the misery of others when we either see it or are made to conceive it in a very lively manner.
Page 248 - The sum of the ten commandments is, To love the Lord our God with all our heart, with all our soul, with all our strength, and with all our mind ; and our neighbour as ourselves.
Page 316 - Fortune never exerted more cruelly her empire over mankind, than when she subjected those nations of heroes to the refuse of the jails of Europe, to wretches who possess the virtues neither of the countries which they come from, nor of those which they go to, and whose levity, brutality, and baseness, expose them to the contempt of the vanquished.
Page 30 - ... the great, the awful and respectable, the virtues of self-denial, of self-government, of that command of the passions which subjects all the movements of our nature to what our own dignity and honour, and the propriety of our own conduct require, take their origin from the other.