A Biographical History of Philosophy, Volumen1

C. Knight & Company, 1845

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Página 78 - Little remains : but every hour is saved From that eternal silence, something more, A bringer of new things ; and vile it were For some three suns to store and hoard myself, And this gray spirit yearning in desire To follow knowledge, like a sinking star, Beyond the utmost bound of human thought.
Página 30 - When the centuries behind me like a fruitful land reposed ; When I clung to all the present for the promise that it closed: When I...
Página 104 - I have often said, and oftener think, that this world is a comedy to those who think, a tragedy to those who feel — a solution of why Democritus laughed and Heraclitus wept.
Página 1 - Yet I doubt not through the ages one increasing purpose runs, And the thoughts of men are widened with the process of the suns.
Página 226 - That the mouth, through which this food is conveyed, should be placed so near the nose and eyes as to prevent the passing unnoticed whatever is unfit for nourishment ; while Nature, on the contrary, hath set at a distance and concealed from the senses all that might disgust or any way offend them ? And canst thou still doubt, Aristodemus, whether a disposition of parts like this should be the work of chance, or of wisdom and contrivance ? — I have no longer any doubt...
Página 231 - As, therefore, among men, we make best trial of the affection and gratitude of our neighbour, by showing him kindness; and discover his wisdom, by consulting him in our distress ; do thou, in like manner, behave towards the gods. And if thou wouldst experience what their wisdom, and what their love, render thyself deserving the communication of some of those divine secrets which may not be penetrated by man; and are imparted to those alone, who consult, who adore, and who obey the Deity.
Página 101 - ... made of that which is itself limited. The argument proves no other infinity of duration than may be embraced within five minutes. As long as the five minutes are not expired, what remains of them may be divided by ten, and again by ten, as often as we like, which is perfectly compatible with their being only five minutes altogether. It proves, in short, that to pass through this finite space requires a time which is infinitely divisible, but not an infinite time; the confounding of which distinction...
Página 184 - Are you not a piper, and far more wonderful a one than he ? For Marsyas, and whoever now pipes the music that he taught, for that music which is of heaven, and described as being taught by Marsyas, enchants men through the power of the mouth. For if any musician, be he skilful or not, awakens this music, it alone enables him to retain the minds of men, and from the divinity of its nature makes evident those who are in want of the gods and initiation. You differ only from Marsyas in this circumstance,...
Página 201 - that a great soul gives utterance to its thoughts, there also is a Golgotha.
Página 87 - I trust hereby to make it manifest with what small willingness I endure to interrupt the pursuit of no less hopes than these, and leave a calm and pleasing solitariness fed with cheerful and confident thoughts, to embark in a troubled sea of noises and hoarse disputes; put from beholding the bright countenance of Truth in the quiet and still air of delightful studies...

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