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A Treatise on Man: His Intellectual Faculties and His Education, Τόμος 1
Πλήρης προβολή - 1810
A Treatise on Man: His Intellectual Faculties and His Education -, Τόμος 1
Helvétius,John Adams,William Hooper
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Σελίδα 285 - In Pope I cannot read a line, But with a sigh I wish it mine; When he can in one couplet fix More sense than I can do in six; It gives me such a jealous fit, I cry, "Pox take him and his wit!
Σελίδα 95 - The least and most imperceptible impressions received in our infancy, have consequences very important, and of a long duration. It is with these first impressions, as with a river, whose waters we can easily turn, by different canals, in quite opposite courses, so that from the insensible direction the stream receives at its source, it takes different directions, and at last arrives at places far distant from each other ; and with the same facility we may, I think, turn the minds of children to what...
Σελίδα 151 - Nature to all things fix'd the limits fit, And wisely curb'd proud man's pretending wit. As on the land while here the ocean gains, In other parts it leaves wide sandy plains; Thus in the soul while memory prevails, The solid power of understanding fails; Where beams of warm imagination play, The memory's soft figures melt away.
Σελίδα 213 - What makes all doctrines plain and clear? About two hundred pounds a year. And that which was proved true before, Prove false again? Two hundred more.
Σελίδα 371 - To limit the press is to insult the nation ; to prohibit the reading of certain books is to declare the inhabitants to be either fools or slaves.
Σελίδα 96 - ... of a celestial origin. Minds that are stupid and incapable of science, are in the order of nature to be regarded as monsters and other extraordinary phenomena : minds of this sort are rare. Hence I conclude that there are great resources to be found in children, which are suffered to vanish with their years. It is evident, therefore, that it is not of nature, but of our own negligence, we ought to complain.
Σελίδα 272 - Experience then proves that the character and spirit of a people change with the form of government ; and that a different government gives by-turns, to the same nation, a character noble or base, firm or fickle, courageous or cowardly.
Σελίδα 137 - ... the one quits the hut, and the other the den of his parents. The eagle, in like manner, drives away her young ones from the nest, the moment they have sufficient strength to dart upon their prey, and live without her aid. The bond that attaches children to their parents, and parents to their children, is less strong than is commonly imagined. A too great strength in this bond would be even fatal to societies. The...
Σελίδα 126 - Corporal sensibility is therefore the sole mover of man, [and] he is consequently susceptible . . . but of two sorts of pleasures and pains, the one are present bodily pains and pleasures, the other are the pains and pleasures of foresight or memory.
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Enlightenment and Despair: A History of Social Theory
Περιορισμένη προεπισκόπηση - 1987