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Página 385 - and each professes a stupid and unmeaning latitudinarianism. The Chinese alone speaks civilly of another's faith, while the Frenchman and the Italian insults both it and his own with absolute impartiality ! English scepticism in our time is mostly of that sort of which it may be said— There lives more faith in honest doubt, Believe me, than in half the creeds.
Página 429 - any portion of it, but rather insist that it should be strengthened and sharpened :— 'Tis life, not death, for which we pant ; More life, and fuller that we want. We are impatient if any tell us that even memory may be lost or clouded of earthly things, and that, for all the moral purposes of existence, it may be left behind—that
Página 435 - For him that is joined to all the living there is hope, for a living dog is better than a dead lion. But the dead know not anything. There is no work, nor knowledge, nor device, nor wisdom, in the grave.
Página 96 - And if, as holiest men have deem'd, there be A land of souls beyond that sable shore To shame the doctrine of the Sadducee, And sophists madly vain of dubious lore, How sweet it were in concert to adore With those who made our mortal labours light ; To hear each voice we fear'd to hear no more, Behold each mighty shade
Página 99 - Good and the Base, in thought, word, and deed. Choose one of those two spirits ! Be good, not base. Ye cannot belong to both of them. Ye must choose one, either the originator of the worst actions or the true holy spirit. Some may choose the hardest lot. Others adore
Página 12 - Do to another what you would he should do to you, and do not unto another what you would not should be done unto you. Thou only needest this law alone ; it is the foundation and principle of all the rest."—Confucius,
Página 424 - sacrifices his own spirit by fixing it on the Spirit of God, and approaches the nature of that sole Divinity who shines by his own effulgence" (B. 12, v. 89). " He who purifies himself in the river of a subdued spirit," says Vishnu Shurma, " will be liberated ; but liberation cannot be attained by any outward observance.
Página 416 - who has employed an actor dismisses him from the stage. ' But I have not finished the five acts, but only three of them/ Thou sayest well, but in life the thre¡e acts are the whole drama; for what shall be a complete drama is determined by him who was once the cause of its composition, and now of its termination. Depart then,
Página 41 - fulfil all duty to their neighbours by imploring God to favour them. Those who said, " Be ye warmed and fed, and gave not those things that were needed," were simply hypocrites in his eyes. To the young man who asked what he lacked of perfection, he said, " Go and sell all thou hast, and give to the poor, and come and follow me.
Página 18 - before God and the Father is this—to visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world."* In all creeds probably, could we reach, their inner history, the same

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