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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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Simon, Son of Man: A Cognomen of Undoubted Historicity, Obscured by ...

John Ira Riegel, John H. Jordan - 1917 - 269 sider
...all in Hebrew literature. IX "THE PLACE OF A SKULL" " Things are what they are, and the consequence of them will be what they will be. Why, then, should we desire to be deceived?" — BISHOP BUTLEB. With pathetic faith, the populace clung to the vain hope that even on the brink...
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Developing Executive Ability

Enoch Burton Gowin - 1919 - 486 sider
...gained or lost. At least, we tried not to deceive ourselves." "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?" asks Bishop Butler. The victim of this ostrich-like ignoring of the facts is able to make no satisfactory...
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The Scottish Review, Bind 26

1895
...they are,' says Bishop Butler in his unadorned but forcible English, ' things are what they are and the consequences of them will be what they will be : why, then, should we desire to be deceived 1 ' Yet men do deceive themselves every day, pretending that many things are certain which are not...
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Soundings

...moral courage to say, with Bishop Joseph Butler (1692-1752), '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?',1 but whether in fact what ultimately is has no relation to what ultimately ought to be....
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The Twentieth Century, Bind 15

1884
...good deal of self-flattery 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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English Literature and Irish Politics

Matthew Arnold - 1973 - 486 sider
...expression of Bishop Butler's that Arnold was fond of quoting: "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?" — Sermon VII, "Upon the Character of Balaam," r16; Works, ed. WE Gladstone (Oxford, 1896), II, 134....
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The Complete Prose Works of Matthew Arnold

Matthew Arnold - 1960 - 11 sider
...'Things are 'what they are, and the consequences of them tzill be what they will be; why then thould vx desire to be deceived?' The laws which govern the...and that thing pernicious, are not of our making or 5 under our power. Our wishing and asserting can avail nothing against them. Lord Ripon's calling Mr....
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Dewey and His Critics: Essays from the Journal of Philosophy

John Dewey - 1977 - 705 sider
...ordered in other ways display the properties of water. "Things are what they are, and their consequences will be what they will be ; why then should we desire to be deceived ? ' ' II Mr. Sheldon claims that in adopting scientific method as the way for securing reliable knowledge,...
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John Franklin Jameson and the Development of Humanistic Scholarship in ...

John Franklin Jameson - 1993 - 464 sider
...gratifying one. But I am much attached to that saying of Bishop Butler, "Things are as they are, and the consequences of them will be what they will be; why then should we deceive ourselves?" I see no occasion in these matters to be either optimist or pessimist. Much better...
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Reason, Reality, and Speculative Philosophy

Arthur Edward Murphy - 1996 - 280 sider
...practical sanity which is prepared to say, with Arnold and Woodbridge, that "things are what they are and the consequences of them will be what they will be; why then should we wish to be deceived?" 2 That either idealists or pragmatists were given to mere wishful thinking would,...
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