An Essay on the Influence of Authority in Matters of Opinion

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J.W. Parker, 1849 - 424 pages
 

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Page 94 - HOLY Scripture containeth all things necessary to salvation : so that whatsoever is not read therein, nor may be proved thereby, is not to be required of any man, that it should be believed as an Article of the Faith, or be thought requisite or necessary to salvation.
Page 284 - And he gave it for his opinion, that whoever could make two ears of corn or two blades of grass grow upon a spot of ground where only one grew before, would deserve better of mankind, and do more essential service to his country, than the whole race of politicians put together.
Page 86 - The Church hath power to decree Rites or Ceremonies, and authority in Controversies of Faith: And yet it is not lawful for the Church to ordain any thing that is contrary to God's Word written, neither may it so expound one place of Scripture, that it be repugnant to another.
Page 367 - Oportet discentem credere, yet it must be coupled with this, Oportet edoctum judicare; for disciples do owe unto masters only a temporary belief and a suspension of their own judgment until they be fully instructed, and not an absolute resignation or perpetual captivity...
Page 96 - They also are to be had accursed that presume to say, That every man shall be saved by the Law or Sect which he professeth, so that he be diligent to frame his life according to that Law, and the light of Nature. For Holy Scripture doth set out unto us only the Name of Jesus Christ, whereby men must be saved.
Page 271 - And every member, though chosen by one particular district, when elected and returned, serves for the whole realm; for the end of his coming thither is not particular, but general ; not barely to advantage his constituents, but the common wealth...
Page 265 - Tum, pietate gravem ac meritis si forte virum quem Conspexere, silent, arrectisque auribus adstant ; Ille regit dictis animos, et pectora mulcet...
Page 360 - The rabble at first stare and wonder, and at last join in shouting for shouting's sake ; and thus a crown is placed on a head which has no right to it, by the huzzas of a few servile dependants. The opinion of the great body of the reading public is very materially influenced even by the unsupported assertions of those who assume a right to criticise.
Page 31 - One science only will one genius fit ; So vast is art, so narrow human wit : Not only bounded to peculiar arts, But oft in those confined to single parts.
Page 57 - Je ne suis pas si convaincu de notre ignorance par les choses qui sont, et dont la raison nous est inconnue, que par celles qui ne sont point, et dont nous trouvons la raison. Cela veut dire que non seulement nous n'avons pas les principes qui mènent au vrai, mais que nous en avons d'autres qui s'accommodent très bien avec le faux.

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