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" For a man can employ his thoughts about nothing but either the contemplation of things themselves for the discovery of truth; or about the things in his own power, which are his own actions, for the attainment of his own ends; or the signs the mind makes... "
The Cabinet Portrait Gallery of British Worthies ... - Page 100
1846
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Analectic Magazine: Comprising Original Reviews, Biography ..., Volume 10

1817 - 482 pages
...design. ' A man can employ his thoughts about nothing, but either the contemplation of things themselves, for the discovery of truth; or about the things in...which are his own actions, for the attainment of his own ends; or the signs the mind makes use of, both in the one and the other, and the right ordering...
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Pantologia. A new (cabinet) cyclopędia, by J.M. Good, O. Gregory ..., Volume 10

John Mason Good - 1819 - 910 pages
...— For a man cm employ his thoughts about nothing but cither the contemplation of things themselves for the discovery of truth ; or about the things in his own power, which are his action.', for the attainment of his own ends ; or the signs the mind makes use of both in the one and...
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British Encyclopedia: Or, Dictionary of Arts and Sciences ..., Volume 11

William Nicholson - Natural history - 1821 - 384 pages
...For a man can employ his thoughts about nothing but either the contemplation of things themselves, for the discovery of truth, or about the things in his own power, which are his actions, for the attainment of his own ends; or the signs the mind makes use of, both in the one and...
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American Edition of the British Encyclopedia: Or, Dictionary of ..., Volume 11

William Nicholson - Natural history - 1821 - 382 pages
...For a man can employ his thoughts about nothing but either the contemplation of things themselves, for the discovery of truth, or about the things in his own power, which are his actions, for the attainment of his own ends; or the signs the mind makes use of, both in the one and...
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The Works of John Locke, Volume 3

John Locke - Philosophy - 1823 - 406 pages
...can emp]oy his thoughts about nothing, knowledge. bufc either ^ contemp}ation of things themselves for the discovery of truth ; or about the things in...which are his own actions, for the attainment of his own ends ; or the signs the mind makes use of both in the one and the other, and the right ordering...
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An essay concerning human understanding. To which are now added, i. analysis ...

John Locke - 1824 - 518 pages
...can employ his thoughts about nothing, but ?f,know" either the contemplation of things them- ^ selves for the discovery of truth ; or about the things in...which are his own actions, for the attainment of his own ends ; or the signs the mind makes use of both in the one and the other, and the right ordering...
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The Works of John Locke, in Nine Volumes, Volume 2

John Locke - Knowledge, Theory of - 1824 - 520 pages
...about nothing, but either the contemplation of things themselves for the discovery of truth ; orrabout the things in his own power, which are his own actions, for the attainment of his own ends ; or the signs the mind makes use of both in the one and the other, and the right ordering...
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An essay concerning human understanding. To which are now first ..., Volume 3

John Locke - 1828 - 422 pages
...This seems to me the first and most knowledge. but e ^ er t h e contemplation of things themselves for the discovery of truth ; or about the things in...which are his own actions, for the attainment of his own ends; or the signs the mind makes use of both in the one and the other, and the right ordering...
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An Essay Concerning Human Understanding: With the Author's Last Additions ...

John Locke - Knowledge, Theory of - 1828 - 602 pages
...For a man can employ his thoughts about nothing, but either the contemplation of things themselves, for the discovery of truth ; or about the things in...which are his own actions, for the attainment of his own ends ; or the signs the mind makes use of, both in the one and the other, and the right ordering...
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The Works of Dugald Stewart ..., Volume 6

Dugald Stewart - 1829 - 510 pages
...for a man can employ his thoughts about nothing but either the contemplation of things themselves, for the discovery of truth, or about the things in...which are his own actions for the attainment of his own ends ; or the signs the mind makes use of, both in one and the other, and the right ordering of...
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