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" HAD rather believe all the fables in the Legend, and the Talmud, and the Alcoran, than that this universal frame is without a mind. And therefore God never wrought miracle to convince atheism, because his ordinary works convince it. "
Examples of English Prose: From the Reign of Elizabeth to the Present Time ... - Page 89
by George Walker - 1825 - 615 pages
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Treasury of Choice Quotations

Treasury - 1869 - 458 pages
...expletives their feeble aid to join^ And ten low words oft creep in one dull line. Part ii. Line 144. * A little philosophy inclineth man's mind to atheism,...philosophy bringeth men's minds about to religion. LORD BACON. Essay on A theism. t ' High characters,' cries one, and he would see Things that ne'er...
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CHOICE SPECIMENS OF ENGLISH LITERATURE

THOMAS B. SHAW - 1870
...well-chosen. 61 ATHEISM IGNOBLE. I had rather believe all the fables in the Legend, and the Talmud, and the Alcoran, than that this , universal frame...works convince it. It is true that a little philosophy mclineth man's mind to Atheism ; but depth in philosophy bringeth men's minds about to Religion : for,...
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Science and the Gospel, Or, The Church and the Nations: A Series of Essays ...

Anglican and International Christian Moral Science Association - 1870 - 599 pages
...are radically and in essence incompatible the one with the other. And hence Lord Bacon has well said, that 'a little philosophy inclineth man's mind to...philosophy bringeth men's minds about to religion 1 .' 1 Essay XVI. p. 47 Bohn's edition. CHAPTER VII. THE SYSTEMS OF PANTHEISM IN THEIR RELATION TO...
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The Southern Review, Volume 9; Volume 12; Volume 15

1871
...Bacon's celebrated utterance, ' I had rather believe all the fables of the legend, and the Talmud, and the Alcoran, than that this universal frame is...convince atheism, because his ordinary works convince,' is alone suflBcient to show his opinion of the unspeakable absurdity of the highest member, of the...
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Orthodox Phrenology

Ambrose Lewis Vago - 1871 - 133 pages
...in proportion as the minds of men are more trained to the investigation of truth." SYDNEY SMITH. "It is true that a little philosophy inclineth man's...bringeth men's minds about to religion : for while tne mind qf man looketh upon second causes scattered, it may sometimes rest in them, and" go no 'further;...
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Odd Hours of a Physician

James Edmund Garretson - 1871 - 256 pages
...providentially, departed from." MILL. " A little philosophy," says Bacon, " inclineth men's minds to atheism, but depth in philosophy bringeth men's...religion ; for while the mind of man looketh upon causes scattered, it may sometimes rest in them and go no further ; but when it beholdeth the chain...
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The biblical museum, Volume 3

James Comper Gray - 1872 - 384 pages
...and How. d Jo. x. 20 ; Mk. iii. 21; 1 Co. 1. 28; u.24;2Co.iv.3,4. e Olsl,auseis, / Humphrey. g Pope. "A little philosophy inclineth man's mind to atheism,...philosophy bringeth men's minds about to religion." Bacon. "If you believe me to be in error, it is my glory to deceive myself with such guides." -Jerome....
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Apologetic Lectures on the Fundamental Truths of Christianity: Delivered in ...

Christoph Ernst Luthardt - 1873 - 438 pages
...penetrating into its depths, cannot be called feeling an interest in it. What Bacon says of philosophy, ' that a little philosophy inclineth man's mind to atheism,...philosophy bringeth men's minds about to religion,' applies to the knowledge of all truth. For truth dwells in the depth, and God dwells in the depth....
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The Essays of Lord Bacon

Francis Bacon - 1873 - 240 pages
...OF ATHEISM. I had rather believe all the fables in the Legend,3 and the Talmud,4 and the Alcoran,6 than that this universal frame is without a mind....And, therefore, God never wrought miracle to convince 6 atheism, because his ordinary 1 Atque is habitus, &c.] Tacitus, Hist. i. 2&. And such was the state...
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God in Human Thought: Or, Natural Theology Traced in Literature ..., Volume 2

Ezra Hall Gillett - 1874
...the Legend, and the Talmud, and the Alkoran, than that this universal frame is without a mind. ... It is true that a little philosophy inclineth man's...men's minds about to religion ; for while the mind looketh upon second causes scattered, it may sometimes rest in them, and go no farther ; but when it...
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