Natural Religion: The Gifford Lectures Delivered Before the University of Glasgow in 1888

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Longmans, Green, and Company, 1889 - 608 pages
 

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Page 569 - AWAKE, my soul, and with the sun Thy daily stage of duty run ; Shake off dull sloth, and joyful rise To pay thy morning sacrifice.
Page 111 - All that we are is the result of what we have thought: it is founded on our thoughts, it is made up of our thoughts.
Page 242 - As among these, so among primitive men, the ' weakest and stupidest went to the wall, while the toughest and shrewdest, those who were best fitted to cope with their circumstances, but not the best in any other sense, survived. Life was a continual free fight, and beyond the limited and temporary relations of the family, the Hobbesian war of each against all was the normal state of existence.
Page 253 - God is day and night, winter and summer, war and peace, satiety and hunger...
Page 145 - Aditi, an ancient god or goddess, is in reality the earliest name invented to express the Infinite ; not the Infinite as the result of a long process of abstract reasoning, but the visible Infinite, visible by the naked eye, the endless expanse, beyond the earth, beyond the clouds, beyond the sky.
Page 260 - It is satisfactory, as showing how transient such impressions are, to remember that the greatest discovery ever made by man, namely, the law of the attraction of gravity, was also attacked by Leibnitz, "as subversive of natural, and inferentially of revealed, religion.
Page 528 - Then he brought me to the door of the gate of the Lord's house which was toward the north; and, behold, there sat women weeping for Tammuz.
Page 248 - In the beginning this was non-existent. It became existent, it grew. It turned into an egg. The egg lay for the time of a year. The egg broke open. The two halves were one of silver, the other of gold. The silver one became this earth, the golden one the sky, the thick membrane of the white the mountains, the thin membrane of the yoke the mist with the clouds, the small veins the rivers, the fluid the sea. And what was born from it that was Aditya, the sun. When he was born shouts of hurrah arose,...
Page 533 - Ye shall have one manner of law, as well for the stranger, as for one of your own country: for I am the LORD your God.
Page 98 - There is one eternal thinker, thinking non-eternal thoughts, who, though one, fulfils the desires of many. The wise who perceive him within their Self, to them belongs eternal peace, not to others.

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