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" HAD rather believe all the fables in the Legend, and the Talmud, and the Alcoran, than that this universal frame is without a mind. And therefore God never wrought miracle to convince atheism, because his ordinary works convince it. "
Examples of English Prose: From the Reign of Elizabeth to the Present Time ... - Seite 89
von George Walker - 1825 - 615 Seiten
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The life of Thomas Fuller

John Eglington Bailey - 1874 - 800 Seiten
...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: Or, Natural Theology Traced in Literature ..., Band 2

Ezra Hall Gillett - 1874
...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 - 1874 - 778 Seiten
...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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GLEANINGS FOR THE CURIOUS FROM THE HARVEST-FIELDS OF LITERATURE

1875
...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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The Church Quarterly Review, Band 4

Arthur Cayley Headlam - 1877
...they would be of another spirit. As it is, they bring Bacon's apothegm back to us very painfully : ' It is true that a little philosophy inclineth man's...philosophy bringeth men's minds about to religion.' ' It was said by Charles the Second, of Isaac Vossius, the most credulous and incredulous of men, '...
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Bacon's essays, with intr., notes and index by E.A. Abbott, Band 1

Francis Bacon (visct. St. Albans.) - 1876
...the disease. 240 XVI <®t atfeefem I HAD rather believe all the fables in the Legend, and the Talmud, and the Alcoran, than that this universal », frame...is without a mind. And therefore God never wrought miracles to convince atheism, because his ordis nary works convince it. It is true that a little philosophy...
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Prose Quotations from Socrates to Macaulay: With Indexes...

Samuel Austin Allibone - 1876 - 764 Seiten
...ADDISON and STEELE: Taller, No. in. I had rather believe all the fables in the legend, and the Talmud, and the Alcoran, than that this universal frame is without a mind : and therefore God never wrought miracles to convince atheism, because his ordinary works convince it. It is true, that a little philosophy...
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Text-book of Prose: From Burke, Webster, and Bacon : with Notes, and ...

Henry Norman Hudson - 1876 - 636 Seiten
...with Christ himself. OF ATHEISM. 1 had rather believe all the fables in the Legend,6 and the Talmud,7 and the Alcoran, than that this universal frame is without a mind ; and therefore God never wrought miracles to convince atheism, because His ordinary works convince it. It 2 Timou of Athens, as ho is...
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Prometheus Rebound: The Irony of Atheism

Joseph C. McLelland, Canadian Corporation for Studies in Religion - 1988 - 366 Seiten
...to faith rather than an example of atheism. Bacon's essay Of Atheism contains the famous sentence, "It is true that a little philosophy inclineth man's...depth in philosophy bringeth men's minds about to religion."2 His reasoning turns on the chain of second causes, a form of cosmological argument in fact,...
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Space and the Eighteenth-Century English Novel, Band 1

Simon Varey - 1990 - 220 Seiten
...Atheism' (1613) Francis Bacon said he preferred to believe 'all the fables in the Legend, and the Talmud, and the Alcoran, than that this universal frame is...convince atheism, because his ordinary works convince it.'60 Later, opponents of Epicureanism and advocates of the design argument were similarly certain...
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