Nuces Philosophicæ: Or, The Philosophy of Things as Developed from the Study of the Philosophy of Words

Simpkin, Marshall & Company, 1842 - 536 sidor

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Sida 512 - ... if thou draw out thy soul to the hungry, and satisfy the afflicted soul; then shall thy light rise in obscurity, and thy darkness be as the noon-day : and the Lord shall guide thee continually, and satisfy thy soul in drought, and make fat thy bones : and thou shalt be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters fail not.
Sida xxii - Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father but by me.
Sida 98 - These two, I say, viz. external material things, as the objects of SENSATION, and the operations of our own minds within, as the objects of REFLECTION, are to me the only originals from whence all our ideas take their beginnings.
Sida 99 - When the understanding is once stored with these simple ideas, it has the power to repeat, compare, and unite them, even to an almost infinite variety, and so can make at pleasure new complex ideas. But it is not in the power of the most exalted wit or enlarged understanding, by any quickness or variety of thought, to invent or frame one new simple idea in the mind, not taken in by the ways before mentioned ; nor can any force of the understanding destroy those that are there...
Sida 29 - ... as a Tartar's bow, do shoot back upon the understanding of the wisest, and mightily entangle and pervert the judgment ; so as it is almost necessary in all controversies and disputations to imitate the wisdom of the Mathematicians, in setting down in the very beginning the definitions of our words and terms, that others may know how we accept and understand them, and whether they concur with us or...
Sida 435 - Thus, When a man demands his RIGHT ; he asks only that which it is Ordered he shall have. A RIGHT conduct is, that which is Ordered. A RIGHT reckoning is, that which is Ordered. A RIGHT line is, that which is Ordered or directed — (not a random extension, but) the shortest between two points.
Sida 183 - Admirable grammarian ! But in suspending his voice was the sense suspended likewise ? Did no expression of attitude or countenance fill up the chasm ? — Was the eye silent ? Did you narrowly look ? — I look'd only at the stop-watch, my Lord.
Sida 145 - The business of the mind, as far as it concerns Language, appears to me to be very simple. It extends no further than to receive impressions, that is, to have Sensations or Feelings. What are called its operations, are merely the operations of Language.
Sida 29 - ... although we think we govern our words, and prescribe it well, loquendum ut vulgus, sentiendum ut sapientes ; yet certain it is that words, as a Tartar's bow, do shoot back upon the understanding of the wisest, and mightily entangle and pervert the judgment.
Sida 40 - For wit lying most in the assemblage of ideas, and putting those together with quickness and variety wherein can be found any resemblance or congruity, thereby to make up pleasant pictures and agreeable visions in the fancy...

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