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" Things and actions are what they are, and the consequences of them will be what they will be : Why then should we desire to be deceived? "
The Nineteenth Century - Side 657
1886
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The Fortnightly Review, Bind 41

1884 - 28 sider
...will not be changed by your or my fond wishes." " Things are what they are, and their consequences will be what they will be. Why, then, should we desire to be deceived ? " SAVILE. That is exactly what I do not desire, nor you either, of course. But I wonder whether we...
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Choice Literature: A Monthly Magazine, Bind 3

1885
...good deal of self -flattery anil self-delusion which is mischievous. "Things are what they are, and the consequences of them will be what they will be ; why, then, should we desire to be deceived?" In that uncompromising sentence of Bishop Butler's is surely the right and salutary maxim for both...
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Specimens of English Prose Style: From Malory to Macaulay

George Saintsbury - 1885 - 367 sider
...and makes no alteration at all in the nature of our case. Things and actions are what they are, and N the consequences of them will be what they will be: Why then should we desire to be deceived ? As we are reasonable creatures, and have any regard to ourselves, we ought to lay these things plainly...
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Specimens of English Prose Style: From Malory to Macaulay

George Saintsbury - 1885 - 367 sider
...and makes no alteration at all in the nature of our case. Things and actions are what they are, and the consequences of them will be what they will be : Why then should we desire to be deceived ? As we are reasonable creatures, and have any regard to ourselves, we ought to lay these things plainly...
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England's Case Against Home Rule

Albert Venn Dicey - 1886 - 311 sider
...wisdom is obvious. We must all of us look facts in the face. " Things and actions are what they are, and the consequences of them will be what they will be. Why then should we desire to be deceived?"* We must calmly compare the advantages of the three steep roads which lie open to the nation, and then...
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England's Case Against Home Rule

Albert Venn Dicey - 1886 - 311 sider
...wisdom is obvious. We must all of us look facts in the face. " Things and actions are what they are, and the consequences of them will be what they will be. Why then should we desire to be deceived?"* We must calmly compare the advantages of the three steep roads which lie open to the nation, and then...
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Eclectic Magazine: Foreign Literature, Bind 44;Bind 107

1886
...past times, acquires now a heightened, an almost awful significance. "Things are what they are, and the consequences of them will be what they will be; why then should w: desire to be deceived?" The laws which govern the course of human affairs, which make this thing...
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Why England Maintains the Union: A Popular Rendering of "England's Case ...

Albert Venn Dicey - 1887 - 64 sider
...is childish. We must all of us look facts in the face. " Things and actions are what they are, and the consequences of them will be what they will be. Why then should we desire to be deceived ? " * We must calmly compare the advantages of the three steep roads which lie open to the nation,...
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Scribner's Magazine, Bind 3

Edward Livermore Burlingame, Robert Bridges, Alfred Sheppard Dashiell, Harlan Logan - 1888
...one's own and an affront to others' intelligence. " Things are what they are," says Bishop Butler, "and the consequences of them will be what they will be. Why, then, should we desire to be deceived ? " Simply because there are other considerations more valuable in our eyes than avoiding being duped....
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French Traits: An Essay in Comparative Criticism

William Crary Brownell - 1889 - 411 sider
...own and an affront to others' intelligence. " Things are what they are," says Bishop Butler, " and the consequences of them will be what they will be. Why, then, should we desire to be deceived ? " Simply because there are other considerations more valuable in our eyes than avoiding being deceived....
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