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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 Nation, Bind 62

1896
...form or accommodate, but to state things as he finds them." "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?" "For, after all, that which is true must be admitted, though it should show us the shortness of our...
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The Works of Joseph Butler: Divided Into Sections; with Sectional ..., Bind 2

Joseph Butler - 1896
...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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Studies in Interpretation: Keats-Clough-Matthew Arnold

William Henry Hudson - 1896 - 221 sider
...the key to his own intellectual position. " Things are what they are, and the consequences of themJ will be what they will be ; why, then, should} we desire to be deceived? " " In that uncompromising sentence," so runs his comment, " is surely the right and salutary maxim...
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Philosophy of Theism: Being the Gifford Lectures Delivered Before the ...

Alexander Campbell Fraser - 1897 - 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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Essays and Speeches

William Samuel Lilly - 1897 - 265 sider
...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 Borne to the...
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Modern Eloquence, Bind 4

Thomas Brackett Reed - 1900
...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 Butler's is surely the right and salutary maxim for both...
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Modern Eloquence, Bind 4

Thomas Brackett Reed, Rossiter Johnson, Justin McCarthy, Albert Ellery Bergh - 1900
...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 Butler's is surely the right and salutary maxim for both...
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Bishop Butler

William Archibald Spooner - 1901 - 262 sider
...which we are apt to think ourselves very competent ones." " 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 de1 Analogy, nv § 24. ceived I"1 " As we cannot remove from this earth, or change our general business...
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The Mid-eighteenth Century, Bind 9,Del 1

John Hepburn Millar - 1902 - 387 sider
...unwavering purpose is to get into contact with realities. " 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 ? " In that memorable sentence he strikes the keynote both of his character and of his achievement....
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Matthew Arnold

Herbert Woodfield Paul - 1902 - 188 sider
...offered them no congratulations. He told them the realities of things. " Things are what they are, and the consequences of them will be what they will be ; why then should we desire to be deceived ? " Like Pascal, he was profoundly impressed with the littleness of human nature, and the vanity of...
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