A Code of Morals

Cover
Bancroft Company, 1888 - 51 Seiten
 

Was andere dazu sagen - Rezension schreiben

Es wurden keine Rezensionen gefunden.

Ausgewählte Seiten

Andere Ausgaben - Alle anzeigen

Häufige Begriffe und Wortgruppen

Beliebte Passagen

Seite 10 - Nature has placed mankind under the governance of two sovereign masters, pain and pleasure. It is for them alone to point out what we ought to do, as well as to determine what we shall do.
Seite 33 - But, ah ! think what you do when you run in debt ; you give to another power over your liberty. If you cannot pay at the time, yon will be ashamed to see your creditor ; you will be in fear when you speak to him ; you will make poor, pitiful, sneaking excuses, and, by degrees, come to lose your veracity, and sink into base, downright lying ; for The second vice is lying, the first is running in debt...
Seite 34 - The second vice is lying, the first is running in debt, as Poor Richard says; and again, to the same purpose, Lying rides upon Debt's back; whereas a free-born Englishman ought not to be ashamed nor afraid to see or speak to any man living.
Seite 33 - We are offered, by the terms of this sale, six months' credit; and that perhaps has induced some of us to attend it, because we cannot spare the ready money, and hope now to be fine without it. But, ah, think what you do when you run in debt; you give to another power over your liberty. If you cannot pay at the time, you will be ashamed to see your creditor; you will be in fear when you speak to him, you will make poor pitiful sneaking excuses, and by degrees come to lose your veracity, and sink...
Seite 25 - A GOOD MAN CAN NEVER BE MISERABLE, NOR A WICKED MAN HAPPY. THERE is not in the scale of nature a more inseparable connection of cause and effect, than in the case of happiness and virtue: nor any thing that more naturally produces the one, or more necessarily presupposes the other.
Seite 25 - ... that more naturally produces the one, or more necessarily presupposes the other. For, what is it to be happy, but for a man to content himself with his lot, in a cheerful and quiet resignation to the appointments of God...
Seite 48 - You are under no obligation to proclaim doctrines that, by the people around you, are regarded as criminal or injurious to the general welfare. If your neighbors accept false and debasing opinions, you can presumably do more good by teachings that will please and gradually elevate them, than by offending them so that they would at once burn, banish or avoid you.
Seite 51 - Human nature is the same now as it was two thousand years ago, but not so its modes of living and thinking.
Seite 8 - ... a good friend, a good neighbor, a good citizen, and a good man.

Bibliografische Informationen