The Bible of Nature, and Substance of Virtue, Condensed from the Scriptures of Eminent Cosmians ...: Of Various Ages and Climes
C. Van Benthuysen, 1842 - Free thought
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Page 33 - The only point where human bliss stands still, And tastes the good without the fall to ill ; Where only merit constant pay receives, Is...
Page 5 - For that which befalleth the sons of men befalleth beasts; even one thing befalleth them. As the one dieth, so dieth the other; yea, they have all one breath; so that a man hath no preeminence above a beast, for all is vanity. "All go unto one place; all are of the dust, and all turn to dust again.
Page 92 - there is more joy in heaven over one sinner that repenteth, than over ninety and nine just persons that need no repentance.
Page 266 - Government in its whole constitutional vigor, as the sheet anchor 'of our peace at home and safety abroad; a jealous care of the right of election by the people — a mild and safe corrective of abuses which are lopped by the sword of revolution where peaceable remedies are unprovided; absolute acquiescence in the decisions of the majority, the vital principle of republics, from which is no appeal but to force, the vital principle and immediate parent of despotism...
Page 191 - Society in every state is a blessing, but government even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one...
Page 8 - A certain man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho and fell among thieves, which stripped him of his raiment and wounded him and departed, leaving him half dead. And by chance there came down a certain priest that way ; and when he saw him he passed by on the other side.
Page 34 - What conscience dictates to be done, Or warns me not to do, This, teach me more than hell to shun, That, more than Heaven pursue. What blessings Thy free bounty gives, Let me not cast away; For God is paid when man receives, T
Page 31 - Reason's whole pleasure, all the joys of sense, Lie in three words — health, peace, and competence.
Page 23 - Heaven from all creatures hides the book of fate All but the page prescribed, their present state: From brutes what men, from men what spirits know: Or who could suffer being here below ? The lamb thy riot dooms to bleed to-day, Had he thy reason, would he skip and play ? Pleased to the last, he crops the flowery food, And licks the hand just raised to shed his blood.
Page 127 - To overcome in battle, and subdue Nations, and bring home spoils, with infinite Manslaughter, shall be held the highest pitch Of human glory...