Elements of Moral Philosophy

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Folsom, Wells, and Thurston, 1837 - 492 من الصفحات

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Tests by which to try the moral sublimity of his character 1 The design
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PART I
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Belief in God then and his superintending providence is alike the founda
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The special object of Divine worship is to keep up in the mind a habit
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Remarks on the part of Divine service which consists of preaching and cate
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The various classes of mankind meet each other in the church on some
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The key to the morals of this branch of the subject given us by our Saviour
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The duties which constitute a suitable observance of Sunday
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No obedience too is owed by any one where the consequence must be
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THE DUTY OF THE CITIZENS TO CULTIVATE A PATRI Page
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The peculiar facilities for usefulness which they enjoy are a great moral
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They are entitled too to a fair and reasonable active support until their
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Several practices common at elections animadverted on
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The martial spirit and virtues were esteemed superior to the peaceful spirit
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In the mean time it is the duty of the citizen to aid in the defence of his coun
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CHAPTER I THE DOMESTIC RELATIONS AND THE DUTIES SPRINGING
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Of Parents and Children
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As children approach the age of discretion the parental right of control
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The special reward promised to children who honor their parents
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The degree in which the more remote domestic relations are cherished
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Correlative duties of masters and servants who are born in the house
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The case where the agent is made responsible for the issue of any business
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THE OBSERVANCE OF TRUTH
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Certain forms of expression usual in fashionable circles of society seem
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History argument and experience combine to satisfy us of the efficacy
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OBSERVANCE OF PROMISES
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The cases in which promises are not binding reviewed
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The nature and obligation of vows considered
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The principles of Christian morals are recognised as the standard of
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THE DUTY OF MUTUAL ASSISTANCE
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IMPROVEMENT OF THE CORPOREAL Faculties
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CULTIVATION OF A STRONG DELICATE
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The cultivation of personal religion and of the personal virtues contributes
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THE DUTY OF CULTIVATING A DELICATE SENSE
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History of prejudice illustrated by reference to personal experience
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The acquirements most essential to the success of the lawyer
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The judicial character is naturally the perfection of the character formed
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Sir Henry Halford quoted respecting the duty of a physician to make
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The clergy have taken the lead in establishing institutions of learning
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The press is abused when it is employed to circulate slander misrepresen
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Traits of character which the pursuit of agriculture is fitted to cherish
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The preference given to endorsers and other preferred creditors in cases
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Evils of manufacturing establishments in England and which are begin
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PART VI
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It is admirably adapted to mans character and condition
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The chief particulars in which this duty consists illustrated
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The chief cases in which this duty is violated reviewed
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The chief considerations by which this duty is qualified
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The signs of intemperance noticed and illustrated
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The remedies of intemperance reviewed
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The moral tendency and effects of this system illustrated
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DUELLING
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The chief objections felt by the great body of serious Christians against
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Its influence on the formation of character is most disastrous
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CONCLUSION
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By extending freedom and wellregulated fiee institutions
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On still further inventions in laborsaving machinery
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On the penitentiary system contemplated as a means of meliorating
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On the prevalence of the spirit and principles of peace
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الصفحة 372 - Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; that ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven : for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.
الصفحة 168 - Servants, obey in all things your masters according to the flesh ; not with eyeservice, as menpleasers ; but in singleness of heart, fearing God : 23 And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men.
الصفحة 399 - These six things doth the Lord hate: Yea, seven are an abomination unto him : A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief, A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren.
الصفحة 42 - For the merchandise of it is better than the merchandise of silver, and the gain thereof than fine gold. She is more precious than rubies : and all the things thou canst desire are not to be compared unto her.
الصفحة 281 - The wisdom of a learned man cometh by opportunity of leisure: and he that hath little business shall become wise. How can he get wisdom that holdeth the plough, and that glorieth in the goad, that driveth oxen, and is occupied in their labours, and whose talk is of bullocks?
الصفحة 168 - Exhort servants to be obedient unto their own masters, and to please them well in all things ; not answering again ; not purloining, but shewing all good fidelity; that they may adorn the doctrine of God our Saviour in all things.
الصفحة 333 - I have been in the deep ; in journeyings often, in perils of waters, in perils of robbers, in perils by mine own countrymen, in perils by the heathen, in perils in the city, in perils in the wilderness, in perils in the sea, in perils among false brethren ; in weariness and painfulness, in watchings often, in hunger and thirst, in fastings often, in cold and nakedness.
الصفحة 91 - Think not that I am come to destroy the law or the prophets; I am not come to destroy but to fulfil. For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.
الصفحة 53 - Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good. Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another; not slothful in business ; fervent in spirit ; serving the Lord ; rejoicing in hope ; patient in tribulation ; continuing instant in prayer; distributing to the necessity of saints ; given to hospitality.
الصفحة 87 - Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them. And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made. And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made.

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