Darwinism in Morals, and Other Essays

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Williams and Norgate, 1872 - 399 pages
 

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Page 157 - AND again the anger of the LORD was kindled against Israel, and he moved David against them to say, Go, number Israel and Judah.
Page 191 - And the Lord said unto Moses, Make thee a fiery serpent, and set it upon a pole: and it shall come to pass, that every one that is bitten, when he looketh upon it, shall live.
Page 353 - A damsel with a dulcimer In a vision once I saw: It was an Abyssinian maid, And on her dulcimer she played, Singing of Mount Abora.
Page 107 - He fought his doubts and gathered strength, He would not make his judgment blind, He faced the spectres of the mind And laid them: thus he came at length To find a stronger faith his own...
Page 257 - Where life is free, in the third heaven of heavens, where the worlds are radiant, there make me immortal!
Page 9 - For, firstly, the social instincts lead an animal to take pleasure in the society of its fellows, to feel a certain amount of sympathy with them, and to perform various services for them.
Page 256 - Thirst came upon the worshipper, though he stood in the midst of the waters ; have mercy, almighty, have mercy ! ' Whenever we men, 0 Varuna ! commit an offence before the heavenly host, whenever we break the law through thoughtlessness...
Page 353 - Here the Khan Kubla commanded a palace to be built, and a stately garden thereunto. And thus ten miles of fertile ground were inclosed with a wall.
Page 8 - I believe that the experiences of utility, organized and consolidated through all past generations of the human race, have been producing corresponding nervous modifications, which, by continued transmission and accumulation, have become in us certain faculties of moral intuition - certain emotions responding to right and wrong conduct, which have no apparent basis in the individual experiences of utility.
Page 108 - In the darkest hour through which a human soul can pass, whatever else is doubtful, this at least is certain. If there be no God, and no future state, yet even then, it is better to...

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