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" It were better to have no opinion of God at all, than such an Opinion as is unworthy of him : for the one is unbelief, the other is contumely : and certainly superstition is the reproach of the Deity. Plutarch saith well to that purpose :  "
Pages from an old volume of life. A collection of essays 1857-1881 - Page 398
by Oliver Wendell Holmes - 1892
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The English Enchiridion; Being a Selection of Apothegms, Moral Maxims, Etc

John Feltham - 1799 - 146 pages
...speak agreeably to him with whom we deal, is more than to speak in good words, or in good order. VII. It were better to have no opinion of GOD at all, than such an opinion as is unworthy of him; for the one is unbelief ; the other is contumely; and certainly superstition is the reproach of the...
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The Eclectic review. vol. 1-New [8th], Volume 7

1817 - 628 pages
...application may be made of the opinion of Lord Bacon, expressed in his Essay on Superstition, that ' it were better to have no opinion of God at ' all, than such an opinion as is unworthy of him : For the one * is but non-belief : The other is contumely : And certainly superstition is the reproaching...
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The Works of the Right Reverend William Warburton, D.D., Lord ..., Volume 3

William Warburton, Richard Hurd - 1811 - 414 pages
...rather wish to continue unknown than to be remembered with infamy. * " It were better (says BACON) to have no opinion " of God at all, than such an opinion as is unworthy * of him. — Plutarch saith well to that purpose. Surely " (saitb he) J had ruther a great deal [men should...
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Essays, Moral, Economical, and Political

Francis Bacon - 1812 - 348 pages
...immortalium numine omnia regi, gubernarique perspeximus, omnes gentes nationesque superavimus." OF IT were better to have no opinion of God at all, than such an opinion as is unworthy of him; for the one is unbelief, the other is contumely: and certainly superstition is the reproach of the...
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The Works of Francis Bacon, Volume 1

Francis Bacon - 1815 - 310 pages
...numine omnia regi, gubernari" que perspeximus, omnes gentes naticnesque " superavimus." OF SUPERSTITION. IT were better to have no opinion of God at all, than such an opinion as is unworthy of him ; for the one is unbelief, the other is contumely; and certainly superstition is the reproach of the...
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The essays; or, Counsels moral, economical, and political, by sir F. Bacon

Francis Bacon (visct. St. Albans.) - 1818 - 310 pages
...by the power of the immortal Gods, we have conquered all people and all nations." <Df S-upcnstition. IT were better to have no opinion of God at all, than such an opinion as is unworthy of him : for the one is unbelief, the other is contumely ; and certainly Superstition is the reproach of the...
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The Essays Or Counsels, Moral, Economical and Political: With Elegant ...

Francis Bacon - 1818 - 312 pages
...the power of the immortal Gods, we have conquered all people and all nations." ©f Super0tition. AT were better to have no opinion of God at all, than such an opinion as is unworthy of him : for the one is unbelief, the other is contumely ; and certainly Superstition is the reproach of the...
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The works of Francis Bacon, Volume 2

Francis Bacon (visct. St. Albans.) - 1819 - 602 pages
...numine omnia regi gubernarique perspeximus, omnes gentes nationesque superavimus. XVII. OF SUPERSTITION. IT were better to have no opinion of God at all, than such an opinion as is unworthy of him : for the one is unbelief, the other is contumely: and certainly superstition is the reproach of the...
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Essays by Lords Bacon and Clarendon: Two Volumes in One, Volumes 1-2

Francis Bacon - 1820 - 548 pages
...omnia regi, gubernarique perspeximus, omnes gentes nationesque superavimus." XVIII. OF SUPERSTITION. IT were better to have no opinion of God at all, than such an opinion as is unworthy of him; for the one is unbelief, the other is contumely: and certainly superstition is the reproach of the...
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The British Prose Writers, Volume 1

1821 - 416 pages
...omnia regi, gubernarique perspeximus, omues gentcs nationesque superavimus." XVIII. OF SUPERSTITION. IT were better to have no opinion of God at all, than such an opinion as is unworthy of him ; for the one is unbelief, the other is contumely: and certainly superstition is the reproach of the...
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