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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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Bishop Butler, a Religious Philosopher for All Time: A Sketch of His Life ...

Thomas Ruggles Pynchon - 1889 - 131 sider
...applicable to the affairs of daily life. He says in one place : " Things and actions are what they are, and the consequences of them will be what they will be ; why, then, should we wish to be deceived ? " * And again, " For, after all, that which is true must be admitted, though...
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The New Review, Bind 6

1892
...And it is best to tell the truth. As Butler said, " Things are what they are, and their consequences will be what they will be. Why then should we desire to be deceived ? " I believe, too, that the Italian Government dare not, at present, propose to give up Rome to the...
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Harper's First [ -sixth] Reader, Bog 6

Orville T. Bright, James Baldwin - 1890
...a good deal of selfflattery and 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 is Butler's is surely the right and salutary maxim for both...
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The Faith of a Realist

James Copner - 1890 - 351 sider
...Worthies" " Bunyan : A Memoir" "Things and actions are what they are, and the consequences of them \vill be what they will be: why, then, should we desire to be deceived?" — BISHOP BUTLHR. WILLIAMS AND NORGATE : J4, HENRIETTA STREET, COVENT GARDEN, LONDON ; AND 20, SOUTH...
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The Literary World

1891
...a grim and coherent setting-forth of the logical sequences of evil. " Things 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 have noted so much, it may be not a betrayal of the story, but rather an encouragement to the...
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The Wages of Sin: A Novel, Bind 1

Lucas Malet - 1891 - 450 sider
...» VI 440 „ VII. 444 THE WAGES OF SIN. BOOK I.— MAN AND MAID. • Things are what they are, and the consequences of them will be what they will be; why then should we desire to be deceived.'— BISHOP BUTLER. CHAPTER I. ONE September day towards sunset, when the world was younger by some fourteen...
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Essays in Politics, Wherein Some of the Political Questions of the Day are ...

Clement Boulton Roylance Kent - 1891 - 190 sider
...blinding one's eyes to the fact. " Things," said Bishop Butler, " are what they are, and consequences will be what they will be. Why, then, should we desire to be deceived ? " Unless the union is an agreeable one to all parties, or unless secession is allowed, a conflict...
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Modern Humanists: Sociological Studies of Carlyle, Mill, Emerson, Arnold ...

John Mackinnon Robertson - 1891 - 275 sider
...has a sentence like this sentence, splendide verax, of Butler's : — ' Things are what they are, and the consequences of them will be what they will be ; why then should we wish to be deceived? ' To take in and digest such a sentence as that is an education in moral and intellectual...
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Essays, Addresses and Lyrical Translations

Thomas Campbell Finlayson - 1893 - 340 sider
...and speaking in the spirit of Butler's memorable words : " 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." If he argued, with a force which few men rivalled, against agnosticism and materialism, it was not...
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Philosophy of Theism: Being the Gifford Lectures Delivered Before the ...

Alexander Campbell Fraser - 1895 - 303 sider
...follow as facts and reason oblige me to go. " Things are what they are," as Bishop Butler says, " and the consequences of them will be what they will be ; why, then, should we desire to be deceived ? " Let us face facts, seeking only to know what they are, and, as far as we can, what they really...
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