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|It is vain to say human beings ought to be satisfied with tranquillity: they must |
have action; and they will make it if they cannot find it. - Bronte, Charlotte ...
Brown, Les It's motive alone which gives character to the actions of men. -
Bruyere, Jean ...
|Thus, while the will is free, the man may be the "bondservant of sin" (John 8 : 31-|
36) or the "servant of righteousness" (Rom. ... stands between the two laws of
Nature and of Conscience, and, under perpetual limitations from both, exercises
its choice. ... Uniformity of action is not to be explained by any law of uniform
Influence of motives, but by character In the will. ... a powerful hindrance to
fundamental change by new and contrary choice ; and gives small ground to
expect that man left ...
|To observe man first in the mirror of our ownl hearts, will enable us to judge |
correctly of his character, as seen in others. ... than ours, and many desires that
urge the commission of deeds, that we have not to say are performed by
ourselves alone. ... can scrutinise their feelings and desires, and observe from
their workings, what motives give rise to the actions of their life; .... o'er its
peaceful countenance a smile : As l approach'd it started from its trance And
ceased to smile-—it.s eyelids ...
|A new translation of Kant??'s mature reflections on issues in the philosophy of natural science.|
Stanley Tweyman - 1995 - 588 pages
|... even sympathize with another's judgments or opinions.14 Through sympathy |
then the contents of "the minds of men are mirrors to one another. ... It derives its
moral worth solely from the nature of the motive which gives rise to it. ... which
approval or disapproval of an agent's motive or character can be explained is by
reconsidering "the nature and force of sympathy."19 In view of Hume's constant
insistence that motive alone determines an action's moral worth, and his
allowance that ...
|It is a dangerous thing to impugn the motives of men ; but is ever safe, when a |
man is trying to do good, to give him credit and help him in his work. So long as
the work is good, the motive should be left to God, who can alone judge of its
|A kind of harmony seems to pervade the whole man ; a feeling of unison with the |
design and end of his being, and a ... the physical nor the intellectual man to gain
supremacy: neither the passions nor desires alone to rival the actions, words,
and ... Instead of giving to the moral emotions vigor and strength to engage every
other power, and guide it in the right path, ... elevation of the motives to which the
morality of the Christian appeals is another reason for its adding energy to action,
|If one man gives his earnings to the poor, while another hoards them ; if one man |
prays, while another restrains prayer ; and ... crimes, there is no fundamental
difference of character, in case selfish motives lie at the bottom of all these
different actions. ... that all conceivable traits of holy and sinful character can be
accounted for by the existence of these two principles alone. ... Nor is it possible
to conceive of a single sin, which can not be traced up to the selfish principle as
Charles Richard Sumner (bp. of Winchester.), Jesus Christ - 1824
|be directed to transfer their affections to him who gives the blessing on their |
labours. They should hear, as from the mouth of Peter, ' Why look ye so earnestly
on us, as though by our own power of holiness we had made this man to walk 2 ?
... of this kind, and an abstraction from personal feeling, which can alone give a
ministry its proper direction and its due effect. ... of duty, for it is only by attention
to the principle on which actions are performed, that vital religion can be
Patrick Gardiner - 1968 - 456 pages
|Thus I act less egoistically than is in accordance with my character, and in this |
way prepare for myself repentance of ... In so far as the will reveals its Ideas in
space alone, that is to say, through mere form, the matter already controlled ...
This will, revealing itself in time alone, i.e., through actions, finds an analogous
hindrance in the knowledge that rarely gives it ... Now, although animal and man
are determined by motives with equal necessity, man nevertheless has the
advantage over ...