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" It is true, that a little philosophy inclineth man's mind to atheism ; but depth in philosophy bringeth men's minds about to religion... "
Bacon's Novum organum - Page 45
by Francis Bacon - 1878 - 619 pages
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Apologetic Lectures on the Fundamental Truths of Christianity: Delivered in ...

Christoph Ernst Luthardt - Apologetics - 1873 - 474 pages
...penetrating into its depths, cannot be called feeling an interest in it. What Bacon says of philosophy, ' that a little philosophy inclineth man's mind to atheism,...philosophy bringeth men's minds about to religion,' applies to the knowledge of all truth. For truth dwells in the depth, and God dwells in the depth....
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The Religious Magazine and Monthly Review, Volume 50

Unitarianism - 1873 - 824 pages
...phrases and expressions unsettle their minds. Bacon said that "a little philosophy inclineth men's minds to atheism, but depth in philosophy bringeth men's minds about to religion." This is generally true. They are not usually the really great men of science who speak against religion....
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God in Human Thought: Or, Natural Theology Traced in Literature ..., Volume 2

Ezra Hall Gillett - Literature and morals - 1874 - 478 pages
...the Legend, and the Talmud, and the Alkoran, than that this universal frame is without a mind. ... It is true that a little philosophy inclineth man's...men's minds about to religion ; for while the mind looketh upon second causes scattered, it may sometimes rest in them, and go no farther ; but when it...
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The Life of Thomas Fuller: With Notices of His Books, His Kinsmen ..., Volume 1

John Eglington Bailey - 1874 - 926 pages
...drinking largely sobers us again.' " Fuller's remark suggested to a friend its actual original in Bacon : "It is true that a little Philosophy inclineth man's...Philosophy bringeth men's minds about to Religion." (Bacon, Essays, xvi.) * This old anecdote, in an almost incredible form, has lately been repeated with...
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God in Human Thought: Ancient religions

Ezra Hall Gillett - Literature and morals - 1874 - 440 pages
...than that this universal frame is without a mind. ... It is true that a little philosophy incliueth man's mind to atheism ; but depth in philosophy bringeth...men's minds about to religion ; for while the mind looketh upon second causes scattered, it may sometimes rest in them, and go no farther ; but when it...
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Familiar Quotations: Being an Attempt to Trace to Their Source Passages and ...

John Bartlett - Quotations - 1874 - 798 pages
...man winds up and rectifies his own, So in our very judgments, &c. Suckling, Epilogue to Aglatira. 2 A little philosophy inclineth man's mind to atheism,...philosophy bringeth men's minds about to religion. — Bacon, Essays, Of Atheism. A little skill in antiquity inclines a man to Popery ; but depth in...
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Irish Monthly Magazine, Volume 37

1909 - 738 pages
...that are common to all Christian creeds. " The contemplative atheist," says Lord Bacon, " is rare. A little philosophy inclineth man's mind to atheism ; but depth in philosophy bringeth men's minds around to religion." For our political welfare, — for a commonwealth founded by a people of large...
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Gleanings for the Curious from the Harvest Fields of Literature: A Melange ...

Charles Carroll Bombaugh - Literary curiosa - 1874 - 876 pages
...learning is a dangerous thing; Drink deep, or taste not the Pierian spring. — POPE : On Criticism. A little philosophy inclineth man's mind to atheism, but depth in philosophy bringetk men's minds about to religion. — BACOX : On Atlieitm. In Paradise Lost, Book V. 601, we...
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Gleanings for the Curious from the Harvest-fields of Literature

Charles Carroll Bombaugh - Anthologies - 1875 - 868 pages
...learning is a dangerous thing j • . Drink deep, or taste not the Pierian spring.— POPE : On Criticism. A little philosophy inclineth man's mind to atheism,...philosophy bringeth men's minds about to religion.— ^-B AGON : On Atheism. In Paradise Lost, Book V. 601, we find the expression—- Thrones, dominations,...
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Materialism. Orig. publ. in The Journ. of psych. med. With an appendix

James Michell Winn - 1875 - 88 pages
...religion, by furnishing accumulating evidence of design. The profound and truthful aphorism of Lord Bacon that — "A little philosophy inclineth man's mind...atheism, but depth in philosophy bringeth men's minds to religion," applies with equal force to the modern systems of philosophy as it did to those of his...
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