Philosophical Remains of Richard Lewis Nettleship

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Macmillan, 1901 - 400 pages
 

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Page 377 - Wherefore we ought to fly away from earth to heaven as quickly as we can; and to fly away is to become like God, as far as this is possible; and to become like him, is to become holy, just, and wise.
Page 221 - For it is not any kind of judgment that is destroyed or perverted by the presentation of pleasant or painful objects (not such a judgment, for instance, as that the angles of a triangle are equal to two right angles), but only judgments about matters of practice.
Page 8 - But do not ignore this one fact, beloved, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.
Page lviii - He loved great things and thought little of himself : desiring neither fame nor influence, he won the devotion of men and was a power in their lives : and, seeking no disciples, he taught to many the greatness of the world and of man's mind...
Page 18 - The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, or whither it goeth, so is every one that is born of the spirit.
Page 68 - Into this presence we come, not by leaving behind what are usually called earthly things, or by loving them less, but by living more intensely in them, and loving more what is really lovable in them ; for it is literally true that this world is everything to us, if only we choose to make it so, if only we " live in the present
Page 124 - It would be truer to say that the expression is the completed feeling ; for the feeling is not fully felt till it is expressed, and in being expressed it is still felt but in a different way. What the act of expression does is to fix and distinguish it finally; it then, and then only, becomes a determinate feeling. In the same way the consciousness which we express when we have found the 'right word...
Page 375 - It is in the nature of the true lover of learning,' we are told1, 'to be ever 1 Rep. vi. 490 AB. struggling up to being, and not to abide amongst the manifold and particular objects of opinion. He will go on his way, and the edge of his love will not grow dull or its force abate, until he has got hold of the essential nature of the thing with that part of his soul to which it belongs so to do ; and that is the part which is akin to being. With this he will draw near, and mingle being with being,...
Page xliv - If you choose to play ! — is my principle. Let a man contend to the uttermost For his life's set prize, be it what it will!
Page 68 - The only strength for me is to be found in the sense of a personal presence everywhere, it scarcely matters whether it be called human or divine ; a presence which only makes itself felt at first in this and that particular form and feature. . . . Into this presence we come, not by leaving behind what are usually called earthly things, or by loving them less, but by living more intensely in them...

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