Things to Think of

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A. Roman, 1873 - 200 pages

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Page 102 - And the loftiness of man shall be bowed down, and the haughtiness of men shall be made low, and the Lord alone shall be exalted in that day.
Page 8 - Educated persons are beginning to ask, not what Scripture may be made to mean, but what it does. And it is no exaggeration to say, that he who, in the present state of knowledge, will confine himself to the plain meaning of words and the study of their context, may know more of the original spirit and intention of the authors of the New Testament than all the controversial writers of former ages put together.
Page 19 - And he took the blind man by the hand, and led him out of the town; and when he had spit on his eyes, and put his hands upon him, he asked him if he saw ought. 24 And he looked up, and said, I see men as trees, walking.
Page 53 - Fastidiousness is only another form of egotism; and all men who know not where to look for truth save in the narrow well of self will find their own image at the bottom, and mistake it for what they are seeking.
Page 131 - And he gathered all Judah and Benjamin, and the strangers with them out of Ephraim and Manasseh, and out of Simeon: for they fell to him out of Israel in abundance, when they saw that the LORD his God was with him.
Page 62 - Wherefore there is neither felicity nor adversity of this world, that can appear to be great, if it be weighed with the joys or pains in the world to come.
Page 141 - ... manifestations of some one central force, issuing from some one fountainhead of power. Sir John Herschel has not hesitated to say, that " it is but reasonable to regard the force of gravitation as the direct or indirect result of a consciousness, and a Will existing somewhere...
Page 150 - He had that universal sympathy with genius which makes all its victories his own; though he never used verse, he had many qualities of the poet in the power of his imagination, the speed of his mental associations, and his sharp, objective eyes. But what specially marks him, he is a chief example of the illumination of the intellect by the force of morals.
Page 141 - ... the habitual condition of our worship. This must be as bad science, as it is bad religion. It is in violation of a Law the highest known to Man the Law which inseparably "connects earnest conviction of the truth in what we do or say, with the very fountains of all intellectual and moral strength. No accession of force can come to us from doing anything in which we disbelieve. Such a doctrine will be indeed " The little rift within the lute That by and by will make the music mute, And ever...
Page 196 - It is an unquestionable and a most instructive fact, that the years during which the political power of the Anglican hierarchy was in the zenith were precisely the years during which national virtue was at the lowest, point.

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