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" They that deny a God destroy man's nobility, for certainly man is of kin to the beasts by his body, and, if he be not of kin to God by his spirit, he is a base and ignoble creature. "
The Christian Examiner and Religious Miscellany - Page 334
1844
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Bacon's essays, with intr., notes and index by E.A. Abbott, Volume 1

Francis Bacon (visct. St. Albans.) - 1876
...do more bow men's minds to religion. They that deny a God destroy man's nobility, for 75 certainly Man is of kin to the beasts by his body ; and if he...by his spirit, he is a base and ignoble creature. It destroys likewise magnanimity, and the raising of human nature. For take an example of a dog, and...
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Prose Quotations from Socrates to Macaulay: With Indexes...

Samuel Austin Allibone - 1876 - 764 pages
...LORD BACON : Essay XVII.: Of Atheism. They that deny a God destroy a man's nobility; for certainly man is of kin to the beasts by his body ; and if he...by his spirit, he is a base and ignoble creature. It destroys, likewise, magnanimity, and the raising human nature. LORD BACON : Essay XVII.: Of Atheism....
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The Harvard Classics, Volume 3

1909
...adversities do more bow men's minds to religion. They that deny a God destroy man's nobility; for certainly man is of kin to the beasts by his body; and, if he...by his spirit, he is a base and ignoble creature. It destroys likewise magnanimity, and the raising of human nature; for take an example of a dog, and...
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Complete Writings: With Variant Readings

William Blake - 1972 - 944 pages
...more bow men's minds to religion. a Lie! They that deny a God destroy man's nobility; for certainly man is of kin to the beasts by his body; and, if he...by his spirit, he is a base and ignoble creature. an artifice! It destroys likewise magnanimity, and the raising of human nature; for take an example...
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The Quotable Paul Johnson: A Topical Compilation of His Wit, Wisdom and Satire

Paul Johnson - 1994 - 417 pages
...God, what is he? As Francis Bacon put it: "They that deny God destroy man's nobility: for certainly man is of kin to the beasts by his body; and, if he be not kin to God by his spirit, he is a base and ignoble creature." We are less base and ignoble by virtue...
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Wollstonecraft: A Vindication of the Rights of Men and a Vindication of the ...

Mary Wollstonecraft, Hints ... - 1995 - 349 pages
...is the being - can it be an immortal one? who will condescend to govern 87 by such sinister methods! 'Certainly,' says Lord Bacon, 'man is of kin to the...by his spirit, he is a base and ignoble creature!" Men, indeed, appear to me to act in a very unphilosophical manner when they try to secure the good...
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Arguing for Atheism: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Religion

Robin Le Poidevin, Robin LePoidevin - 1996 - 159 pages
...and ethics inseparable or incompatible? They that deny a God destroy a man's nobility, for certainly Man is of kin to the beasts by his body; and if he...by his spirit, he is a base and ignoble creature. Francis Bacon, Of Atheism PLATO'S DILEMMA Consider the following doctrines: (a) God is good. (b) God...
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Lodore

Mary Shelley - 1997 - 555 pages
...insignificant is the being - can it be an immortal one? who will condescend to govern by such sinister methods! 'Certainly, says Lord Bacon, 'man is of kin to the...kin to God by his spirit, he is a base and ignoble creature!'4 Men, indeed, appear to me to act in a very unphilosophical manner when they try to secure...
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Readings on Human Nature

Peter Loptson - 1998 - 580 pages
...distant. the being - can it be an immortal one? - who will condescend to govern by such sinister methods? "Certainly," says Lord Bacon, "man is of kin to the...by his spirit, he is a base and ignoble creature!" Men, indeed, appear to me to act in a very unphilosophical manner, when they try to secure the good...
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The Wordsworth Dictionary of Quotations

Connie Robertson - 1998 - 669 pages
...about to religlon. 696 Essays 'Of Atheism' They that deny a God destroy man's nobility; for certainly s of yore, ... ...Thy Naiad airs have brought me home,...was Greece And the grandeur that was Rome. 8809 M 697 Essays 'Of Beauty' That is the best part of beauty, which a picture cannot express. 698 Essays...
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