The Philosophy of Life and Death

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F. Pitman, 1868 - 59 頁
 

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第 38 頁 - IT must be so — Plato, thou reason'st well ! — Else whence this pleasing hope, this fond desire, This longing after immortality ? Or whence this secret dread, and inward horror, Of falling into nought ? why shrinks the soul Back on herself, and startles at destruction ? 'Tis the divinity that stirs within us ; 'Tis heaven itself, that points out an hereafter, And intimates eternity to man.
第 47 頁 - What art thou afraid of? Wherefore, like a coward, dost thou forever pip and whimper, and go cowering and trembling? Despicable biped! what is the sum-total of the worst that lies before thee? Death? Well, Death; and say the pangs of Tophet too, and all that the Devil and Man may, will or can do against thee! Hast thou not a heart; canst thou not suffer...
第 47 頁 - Cowards die many times before their deaths ; The valiant never taste of death but once. Of all the wonders that I yet have heard, It seems to me most strange that men should fear ; 35 Seeing that death, a necessary end, Will come when it will come.
第 27 頁 - I asked myself: What is this that, ever since earliest years, thou hast been fretting and fuming, and lamenting and self-tormenting, on account of? Say it in a word: is it not because thou art not HAPPY? Because the THOU (sweet gentleman) is not sufficiently honoured, nourished, soft-bedded, and lovingly cared for?
第 20 頁 - Well-doiny, lies mysteriously written, in Promethean Prophetic Characters, in our hearts ; and leaves us no rest, night or day, till it be deciphered and obeyed ; till it burn forth, in our conduct, a visible, acted Gospel of Freedom.
第 36 頁 - Yea, the stork in the heaven knoweth her appointed times; and the turtle and the crane and the swallow observe the time of their coming; but my people know not the judgment of the Lord.
第 52 頁 - It matters little at what hour o' the day The righteous falls asleep, death cannot come To him untimely who is fit to die: The less of this cold world, the more of heaven, The briefer life, the earlier immortality.
第 59 頁 - For that which I do I allow not: for what I would, that do I not; but what I hate, that do I.
第 29 頁 - With this, and passions under ban, True faith, and holy trust in God, Thou art the peer of any man. Look up, then, that thy little span Of life may be well trod.
第 6 頁 - There is a lesson in each flower, A story in each stream and bower ; On every herb on which you tread Are written words which, rightly read, Will lead you from earth's fragrant sod To hope, and holiness, and God.

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