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" Men suffer all their life long under the foolish superstition that they can be cheated. But it is as impossible for a man to be cheated by any one but himself, as for a thing to be and not to be at the same time. "
Twelve Essays - Page 92
by Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1849 - 261 pages
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A practical exposition of the Church-catechism, several discourses ..., Volume 1

Matthew Hole - 1732
...and agreeable to the Divine Perfections ; tot fome things imply a Repugnancy of being or fubfifting 5 as for a thing to be and not to be at the fame time, or to be in two or more diftant Places at once $ which is tq be one, and not one. Thefe...
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A Collection of Tracts, on Various Subjects, Volume 1

Thomas Chubb - 1754
...fountain of action, fhould both act and be quiefcent at the fame time; this being as much a contradiction as for a thing to be and not to be at the fame time: and confequently, if the Father, or the Holy Ghoft, did at any time act in, by, or upon...
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The Philosophy of Rhetoric, Volume 1

George Campbell - 1801
...present conscious, my conviction is reducible to this axiom, or coincident with it, " It is impossible for a thing to be and not to be at " the same time." Now, when I say, I trust entirely to the clear report of my memory, I mean a good deal more than, "...
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The Elements of Logic: In Four Books ...

William Duncan - 1802 - 239 pages
...are perfect ; or to say that nil men are mortal, and yet that some men are not mortal, is to assert a thing to be and not to be at the same time. Sec. IV. ...Demonstration, an Infallible Guide to Truth and Certainty. And now I think we are sufficiently...
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The Elements of Logic: In Four Books ...

William Duncan - 1802 - 239 pages
...are perfect ; or to say that all men are mortal, and yet that some men are not mortal, is to assert a thing to be and not to be at the same time. S«c. IV.... Demonstration, an Infallible Guide to Truth and Certainty. And now I think we are sufficiently...
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General Biography: Or, Lives, Critical and Historical, of the Most ..., Volume 6

John Aikin - 1807
...He proposes two principles as the foundation of all our knowledge; the first, that it is impossible for a thing to be and not to be at the same time, which, he says, is the foundation of speculative truth. The other is, that nothing is without a sufficient...
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The Works of John Dryden: Now First Collected ...

John Dryden, Walter Scott - 1808
...which are absolutely impossible, and others which are only so exparte; as it is absolutely impossible for a thing to be, and not to be at the same time : But for a stone to move naturally upward, is only impossible ex parte materife; but it is not impossible...
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A Compend of History, from the Earliest Times: Comprehending a General View ...

Samuel Whelpley - 1808 - 354 pages
...or contradictions ; for instance, that he cannot cause two and two to be five : that he cannot cause a thing to be and not to be, at the same time : but that he can cause a thing to be at one time, and not to be at another, involves no absurdity....
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Gill's Complete Body of Practical and Doctrinal Divinity:: Being a System of ...

John Gill - 1810 - 608 pages
...to such dignity as to have divine perfections ascribed to it; he cannot make contradictions true ; a thing to be, and not to be at the same time ; or make a thing not to have been that has been ; but then these are no prejudices to his omnipotence,...
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The Works of the Rev. Joseph Bellamy, D.D., Late of Bethlem ..., Volume 3

Joseph Bellamy - 1812
...reconciled to a character against which he was not at enmity, implies a contradiction. For it supposes a thing to be, and not to be, at the same time. For a call to a reconciliation supposes enmity. Therefore the Gospel did not call Adam after his fall...
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