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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 Reasonable Life: Being Hints for Men and Women

Arnold Bennett - 1907 - 60 sider
...done, and there's an end of it. As a great prelate unforgettably said : " Things are what they are, and the consequences of them will be what they will be. Why, then, attempt to deceive ourselves " — that remorse for wickedness is a useful and praiseworthy exercise...
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Putnam's Magazine: An Illustrated Monthly of Literature, Art and Life, Bind 3

1908
...Socialist agitators and the labor leaders could be got to read it. "For things are what they are, and the consequences of them will be what they will be; why then should we desire to be deceived?" At any rate, those who do not "desire to be deceived" will find much "dry light" in Mr. Holt's »On...
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Putnam's Magazine: An Illustrated Monthly of Literature, Art and Life, Bind 3

1908
...Socialist agitators and the labor leaders could be got to read it. "For things are what they are, and the consequences of them will be what they will be; why then should we desire to be deceived?" At any rate, those who do not "desire to be deceived" will find much "dry light" in Mr. Holt's •On...
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The Journal of Philosophy, Psychology and Scientific Methods

1909
...Butler's saying is aptly taken as the motto of the book : " 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 author's aim throughout is to exhibit morality as neither " a mystery nor a convention, but simply...
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The Basis of Ascendancy: A Discussion of Certain Principles of Public Policy ...

Edgar Gardner Murphy - 1909 - 250 sider
...institutions, contains no peril so great as its own self-doubting heart. "Things are what they are and the consequences of them will be what they will be; why then should we desire to be deceived ? " * That the deeper spirit of the South, responding to the forces that encompass us, will accept...
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The Moral Economy

Ralph Barton Perry - 1909 - 267 sider
...convention, but_sjmply_an .observance of the laws of ^provident living "Things and are what they are, and the consequences of them will be what they will be : why then should we desire to be deceived?"1 This appeal, commonplace enough, but confident and true, sounds the note with which through...
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The Intruding Angel

Charles Marriott - 1910 - 316 sider
...all people, that he got the nearest interpretation of the message : " Things are what they are, and the consequences of them will be what they will be ; why, then, should we desire to be deceived ? " All through the day, too, he found himself trying to account for what he found out-of-date and...
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The Way of Understanding: And Other Studies in the Book of Proverbs

Joseph Warshaw - 1913 - 331 sider
...bringing forth fruit after its kind, good or evil. " Things are what they are, and their consequences will be what they will be ; why then should we desire to be deceived ? " said old Bishop Butler. That is a sober doctrine, as simple and withal as complex as life itself...
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In Memory of Dr. James Livingstone Thompson, 1832-1913: And His Son Dr ...

1913 - 98 sider
...medical profession of the dangers of self-flattery and selfdelusion, "for things are what they are and the consequences of them will be what they will be; why, then, should you desire to be deceived." And he regretted that a spirit of graft and commercialism is the Gorgon's...
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How Diplomats Make War

Francis Neilson - 1915 - 382 sider
...British Empire. " Things and actions are what they are," said Bishop Butler, in a noble passage, " and the consequences of them will be what they will be. Why then should we desire to be deceived? " The hoary method of war first and law after is being repeated in this present complication. When the question...
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