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|Hegel, Georg He who has no passion has no principal or motive to act. - |
Helvetius, Claude A. Every man without passion has within him no principle of
action, nor motive of act. - Helvetius, Claude A. You can no more bridle passions
with logic ...
|With respect to the first, he acts blindly (see IN STINCT), without deliberation or |
choice; and the external act follows srom ... respect to the operations of their
minds and the motion of their bodies, uncontrolled by any foreign principle or
cause. ... of motives, has seldom if ever htiOD. been questioned ; but whether that
result be necessary, so as that the agent has no ... cult sor me even to imagine a
thinking and rational being, that has affections and Passions, that has a desirable
'end in ...
|We shall, therefore, select one writer to ' ^"^'j In the preceding chapter we have |
adverted to that plead the cause os ... the question involves reader, that the style
and manner of so many different out any cause, reason, or motive, to sway it. ...
he acts blindly (fee Instinct), without deliberation or choice ; and the external act
follows from the instinctive impulse, ... both with respect to the operations of their
minds and the motions of their bodies, uncontrolled by any foreign principle or
|To this arrangement, it has®been objected, that admiration has not an equal title |
to be considered as a primitive paffion with ... and hatred, which he styles
accordingly the primitive paslions : the others he denominates mixed Passions, of
which some have ... Those Passions, in which admiration is a principal ingredient
, are ambition, glory (made up of joy, self-love, and ... to act without a motive,
would be the same thing as not to act at all, that is, such an action could answer
no farther or ...
|With respect to the first, he acts blindly (fee Instinct), without deliberation or |
choice ; and the external act follows from the ... both with respect to the
operations of their minds and the motions of their bodies, uncontrolled by any
foreign principle or cause. ... of motives, has seldom if ever been questioned ; but
whether that result be necessary, so as that the agent has no ... that has
affections and passions, that has a desirable end in view, that can easily
accomplise this end; and yet after all ...
|They have no motive to act otherwise, they represent the Commonwealth, and |
she is as much hound to protect the innocent ... He has acted upon the
presumption, which I have been urging, that -the accused should be considered
innocent ... To weed out this vengeful and sanguinary principle, and to protect all
but deliberate murderers, from its impassioned and ... as rendered it harmless to
the accused, by affording time for the subsidence of the bad passions of the
avenger, while she ...
|Hunger is a motive in a dog to eat ; so " To assert, also, that the mind may have |
good rea- •ons to act, when it has no motives, and when thii ga ... as the principle
of Sufficient Keasou is concerned, that principle applies equally to actions and
passions, as has been noticed by Baron ... Such animal motives give an impulse
to the agent, to which he yields with ease ; and, if the impulse he strong, it cannot
|Should I in that situation have entertained any such anxiety if I had not been |
guilty ? ... of the jury by whom he was convicted, every man who joined in the
conviction, or approved of it, could not but have put to himself. ... will be
productive of that same passion, which when in the character of a motive it acts
upon the will and influences human conduct, is called revenge. ... Personal
attachment ; or friendship towards an individual : — the principle by which an
individual is led to regard the ...
|Pity, though it is the most gentle and the least mischievous of all our passions, is |
yet as much a frailty of our nature, as anger, ... and not strove to hinder it, would
have caused a pain, which self-preservation compelled us to prevent: nor has a
rich prodigal, ... If this pride encourages him to act virtuously, his motives are
mixed and he is not virtuous after all. ... Mandeville's argument is not purely
sophistical, then, if it is aimed against opponents who accept Balguy's principle of
|... which the mind can have to act voluntarily, for they include not only the reasons|
, but also the inclinations arising from passions or ... To assert also that the mind
may have good reasons to act when it has no motives and when things are
absolutely ... For a man never has a sufficient reason to act when he does not
also have a sufficient reason to act in a certain ... me with advancing my principle
of the need for a sufficient reason without any proof drawn either from the nature
of things ...