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" Where we desire to be informed, 'tis good to contest with men above ourselves; but to confirm and establish our opinions, 'tis best to argue with judgments below our own, that the frequent spoils and victories over their reasons may settle in ourselves... "
Religio Medici: A Letter to a Friend; Christian Morals; Urn-burial and Other ... - Sida 9
efter Sir Thomas Browne - 1889 - 440 sidor
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The Cambrian, Volym 18–19

1898
...I might dissent myself. I have no genius for disputes in religion, and have often thought it wisdom to decline them, especially upon a disadvantage, or...weakness of my patronage; where we desire to be informed, it is good to contest with men above ourselves; but to confirm and establish ourselves, 'tis best to...
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The World's Best Essays, from the Earliest Period to the Present Time

David Josiah Brewer - 1900
...I should dissent myself. I have no genius to disputes in religion, and have often thought it wisdom to decline them, especially upon a disadvantage, or...weakness of my patronage. Where we desire to be informed, it is good to contest with men above ourselves; but to confirm and establish our opinions, it is best...
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Religio Medici: And Other Essays

Sir Thomas Browne - 1902 - 305 sidor
...should dissenj: myself. I have no genius to disputes in religion, and have .U often thought it wisdom to Decline them, especially upon a disadvantage, or...to be informed, 'tis good to contest with men above ourselves ; but to confirm and establish our opinion 'tis best to argue with judgments below our own,...
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Crowned Masterpieces of Literature that Have Advanced Civilization ..., Volym 2

David Josiah Brewer - 1902
...I should dissent myself. I have no genius to disputes in religion, and have often thought it wisdom to decline them, especially upon a disadvantage, or...weakness of my patronage. Where we desire to be informed, it is good to contest with men above ourselves; but to confirm and establish our opinions, it is best...
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With Milton and the Cavaliers

Mrs. F. S. Boas - 1905 - 336 sidor
...his day when he said, " I have no genius to disputes in religion, and have often thought it wisdom to decline them, especially upon a disadvantage, or...truth might suffer in the weakness of my patronage." And again in the beautiful words as to his own belief : " There are two books from whence I collect...
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Sir Thomas Browne

Edmund Gosse - 1905 - 214 sidor
...should dissent myself. I have no genius to disputes in religion,, and have often thought it wisdom to decline them, especially upon a disadvantage, or...the cause of truth might suffer in the weakness of iny patronage." This leads him to a statement, dropped almost as an aside, which is of the most tremendous...
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Sir Thomas Browne

Edmund Gosse - 1905 - 214 sidor
...I should dissent myself. I have no genius to disputes in religion, and have often thought it wisdom to decline them, especially upon a disadvantage, or when the cause of truth might suffer in tho weakness of my patronage." This leads him to a statement, dropped almost as an aside, which is...
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Composition and Style: A Complete Literary Handbook and Manual with a Guide ...

Robert D. Blackman - 1908 - 320 sidor
...should dissent my self. I have no genius to disputes in religion, and have often thought it wisdom to decline them, especially upon a disadvantage, or...to be informed, 'tis good to contest with men above ourselves : but to confirm and establish our opinions, 'tis best to argue with judgments below our...
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HOYT'S NEW CYCLOPEDIA OF PRACTICAL QUOTATIONS

KATE LOUISE ROBERTS - 1922
...The Minster Spirits. u ARGUMENT Much might be said on both sides. ADDISON — Spectator. No. 122. 18 ide the narrow world Like a Colossus, and we petty men Walk under ourselves; but to confirm and establish our opinions, 'tis best to argue with judgments below our own,...
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Studies in Philology, Volym 22

1925
...Religio Medici, Sec. VI, I have no genius to disputes in religion; and have often thought it wisdom to decline them, especially upon a disadvantage, or...truth might suffer in the weakness of my patronage. And later, In philosophy, where truth seems double-faced, there is no man more paradoxical than myself;...
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