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Page 288 - At last comes Plato, the distributor, who needs no barbaric paint, or tattoo, or whooping; for he can define. He leaves with Asia the vast and superlative ; he is the arrival of accuracy and intelligence. " He shall be as a god to me, who can rightly divide and define.
Page 193 - That it be a receptacle for all such profitable observations and axioms as fall not within the compass of any of the special parts of philosophy or sciences, but are more common and of a higher stage.
Page 380 - The sincerity and marrow of the man reaches to his sentences. I know not anywhere the book that seems less written. It is the language of conversation transferred to a book. Cut these words, and they would bleed; they are vascular and alive.
Page 449 - As long as our civilization is essentially one of property, of fences, of exclusiveness, it will be mocked by delusions. Our riches will leave us sick ; there will be bitterness in our laughter, and our wine will burn our mouth. Only that good profits which we can taste with all doors open, and which serves all men.
Page 357 - To what a painful perversion had Gothic theology arrived that Swedenborg admitted no conversion for evil spirits! But the Divine effort is never relaxed; the carrion in the sun will convert itself to grass and flowers, and man, though in brothels, or jails, or on gibbets, is on his way to all that is good and true.
Page 432 - In one of his conversations with Las Casas, he remarked, "As to moral courage, I have rarely met with the two-o'clock-in-themorning kind : I mean unprepared courage ; that which is necessary on an unexpected occasion, and which, in spite of the most unforeseen events, leaves full freedom of judgment and decision...
Page 390 - The doubts they profess to entertain are rather a civility or accommodation to the common discourse of their company. They may well give themselves leave to speculate, for they are secure of a return. Once admitted to the heaven of thought, they see no relapse into...
Page 281 - Out of Plato come all things that are still written and debated among men of thought.