Beauties Selected from the Writings of the Late William Paley, D.D., Archdeacon of Carlisle: Alphabetically Arranged, with an Account of His Life and Critical Remarks Upon Some of His Peculiar Opinions

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Sherwood, Neely and Jones, 1810 - 325 ページ
 

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168 ページ - There is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.
50 ページ - Take heed to yourselves : if thy brother trespass against thee, rebuke him ; and if he repent, forgive him. And if he trespass against thee seven times in a day, and seven times in a day turn again to thee, saying, I repent ; thou shalt forgive him.
133 ページ - But either of these (and still more both of them) being too much to be attributed to accident, nothing remains but the first supposition, that God, when he created the human species, wished their happiness; and made for them the provision which he has made, with that view, and for that purpose.
159 ページ - Work out your own salvation with fear and trembling;" and why ? " for it is God that worketh in us to will and to do, according to his good pleasure.
289 ページ - They who contend, that nothing less can justify subscription to the Thirty-nine Articles, than the actual belief of each and every separate proposition contained in them, must suppose, that the legislature expected the consent of ten thousand men, and that in perpetual succession, not to one controverted proposition, but to many hundreds. It is difficult to conceive how this could be expected by any, who ' observed the incurable diversity of human opinion upon all subjects short of demonstration.
317 ページ - Herein is the exact difference between the young and the old. The young are not happy but when enjoying pleasure; the old are happy when free from pain ; and this constitution suits with the degrees of animal power which they respectively possess. The...
133 ページ - Evil, no doubt, exists; but is never, that we can perceive, the object of contrivance. Teeth are contrived to eat, not to ache; their aching now and then, is incidental to the contrivance, perhaps inseparable from it: or even, if you will, let it be called a defect in the contrivance; but it is not the object of it.
247 ページ - Among men, you see the ninety and nine toiling and scraping together a heap of superfluities for one (and this one, too, oftentimes the feeblest and worst of the whole set ; a child, a woman, a madman, or a fool) ; getting nothing for themselves all the while, but a little of the coarsest of the provision which their own industry produces ; looking quietly on, while they see the fruits of all their labour spent or spoiled ; and if one of the number take or touch a particle of the hoard, the others...
246 ページ - ... worst pigeon of the flock; sitting round, and looking on, all the winter, whilst this one was devouring, throwing about, and wasting it; and if a pigeon more hardy or hungry than the rest, touched a grain of the hoard, all the others instantly flying upon it, and tearing it to pieces; if you should see this, you would see nothing more than what is every day practised and established among men.
186 ページ - An opening is always left for this species of prevarication, when the literal and grammatical signification of a sentence is different from the popular and customary meaning. It is the wilful deceit that makes the lie; and we wilfully deceive when our expressions are not true in the sense in which we believe the hearer to apprehend them: besides that it is absurd to contend for any sense of words in opposition VOL.

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