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Σελίδα 269 - A corollary of the highest importance may be deduced from the foregoing remarks, namely, that the structure of every organic being is related, in the most essential yet often hidden manner, to that of all other organic beings, with which it comes into competition for food or residence, or from which it has to escape, or on which it preys.
Σελίδα 109 - In a Creature capable of forming general Notions of Things, not only the outward Beings which offer themselves to the Sense, are the Objects of the Affection; but the very Actions themselves, and the Affections of Pity, Kindness, Gratitude, and their Contrarys, being brought into the Mind by Reflection, become Objects.
Σελίδα 434 - It is better to be a human being dissatisfied than a pig satisfied; better to be Socrates dissatisfied than a fool satisfied.
Σελίδα 269 - ... other organic beings with which it comes into competition for food or residence, or from which it has to escape, or on which it preys. This is obvious in the structure of the teeth and talons of the tiger; and in that of the legs and claws of the parasite which clings to the hair on the tiger's body.
Σελίδα 238 - W. Hamilton in the following words : * " When a " sense, for example, is in perfect health, and it is pre" sented with a suitable object of the most perfect kind, " there is elicited the most perfect energy, which, at " every instant of its continuance, is accompanied with " pleasure. The same holds good with the function of " Imagination, Thought, &c. Pleasure is the concomi" tant in every case where powers and objects are in " themselves perfect, and between which there subsists
Σελίδα 183 - True. Since, therefore, it is necessary for the very subsistence of the world, that injury, injustice, and cruelty, should be punished; and since compassion, which is so natural to mankind, would render that execution of justice exceedingly difficult and uneasy ; indignation against vice and wickedness is, and may be allowed to be, a balance to that weakness of pity, and also to anything else which would prevent the necessary methods of severity.
Σελίδα 327 - Ex non scripto jus venit , quod usus comprobavit. Nam diuturni mores, consensu utentium comprobati, legem imitantur.
Σελίδα 442 - The question — Is Truth, or is the Mental Exercise in the pursuit of truth, the superior end ? — this is perhaps the most curious theoretical, and certainly the most important practical, problem in the whole compass of philosophy. For, according to the solution at which we arrive, must we accord the higher or the lower rank to certain great departments of study ; and, what is of more importance, the character of its solution, as it determines the aim, regulates from first to last the method,...