The History of Philosophy: From the Earliest Times to the Beginning of the Present Century, Volume 1

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William Baynes, 1819 - Philosophy
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Page 128 - Saxa movere sono testudinis et prece blanda Ducere quo vellet. Fuit haec sapientia quondam, Publica privatis secernere, sacra profanis, Concubitu prohibere vago, dare jura maritis, Oppida moliri, leges incidere ligno ; Sic honor et nomen divinis vatibus atque 400 Carminibus venit.
Page 415 - That whatever is, always has been from eternity, without deriving its existence from any prior principle ; that nature is one and without limit ; that what is one is similar in all its parts, else it would be many ; that the one infinite, eternal, and homogeneous universe, is immutable and incapable of change...
Page 153 - Euclid's, and show by construction that its truth was known to us ; to demonstrate, for example, that the angles at the base of an isosceles triangle are equal...
Page 388 - If a side of any triangle be produced, the exterior angle is equal to the two interior and opposite angles; and the three interior angles of every triangle are together equal to two right angles.
Page 128 - Silvestres homines sacer interpresque deorum Caedibus et victu foedo deterruit Orpheus, Dictus ob hoc lenire tigres rabidosque leones. Dictus et Amphion, Thebanae conditor urbis, 395 Saxa movere sono testudinis et prece blanda Ducere, quo vellet.
Page 96 - The sire of gods and all the ethereal train, On the warm limits of the farthest main, Now mix with mortals, nor disdain to grace The feasts of Ethiopia's blameless race ; Twelve days the powers indulge the genial rite, Returning with the twelfth revolving light. Then will I mount the brazen dome, and move 560 The high tribunal of immortal Jove.
Page 386 - Samos.16* ., ••'/'..< rPythagoras conceived that the celestial spheres in which the planets move, striking upon the ether through which they pass, must produce a sound ; and that this sound must vary according to the diversity of their magnitude, velocity, and relative distance. Taking it for granted, that every...
Page 145 - Be r.ot unmindful of the miseries of others. If you are handsome, do handsome things ; if deformed, supply the defects of nature by your virtues. Be slow in undertaking, but resolute in executing. Praise not a worthless man for the sake of his wealth. Whatever good you do, ascribe it to the gods.
Page 386 - But, though both hammers and anvil have been swallowed by ancients and moderns, and have passed through them from one to another with an ostrich-like digestion, upon examination and experiment, it appears that hammers, of different size and weight, will no more produce different tones on the same anvil, than bows or clappers, of different sizes, will from the same string or bell.
Page 256 - He maintained, that they do not always correspond to the real nature of things, and that there is no infallible method of determining when they are true or false, and consequently that they afford no ce'rtain criterion of truth. Nevertheless, with respect to the conduct of life, and the pursuit of happiness, Carneades held, that probable appearances are a sufficient guide, because it is unreasonable not to allow some degree of credit to those witnesses who commonly give a true report.

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