An Essay Concerning Human Understanding: And a Treatise on the Conduct of the Understanding

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James Kay, Jun. & Company, 1800 - Knowledge, Theory of - 524 pages
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Page 77 - ... the mind to be, as we say, white paper void of all characters, without any ideas. How comes it to be furnished? Whence comes it by that vast store which the busy and boundless fancy of man has painted on it with an almost endless variety? Whence has it all the materials of reason and knowledge? To this I answer, in one word, from experience; in that all our knowledge is founded, and from that it ultimately derives itself.
Page 185 - I have said, not imagining how these simple ideas can subsist by themselves, we accustom ourselves to suppose some substratum wherein they do subsist, and from which they do result, which therefore we call substance.
Page 224 - Thou fool ! that, which thou sowest, is not quickened, except it die. And that which thou sowest, thoti sowest not that body that shall be, but bare grain, it may chance of wheat, or of some other grain. But God giveth it a body as it hath pleased him ; and to every seed, his own body.
Page 9 - Truth scarce ever yet carried it by vote anywhere at its first appearance: new opinions are always suspected and usually opposed, without any other reason but because they are not already common.
Page 102 - For though he has obtained the experience of how a globe, how a cube, affects his touch ; yet he has not yet...
Page 154 - That we find in ourselves a power to begin or forbear, continue or end several actions of our minds, and motions of our bodies, barely by a thought or preference of the mind ordering, or as it were commanding, the doing or not doing such or such a particular action.
Page 414 - As to myself, I think God has given me assurance enough of the existence of things without me ; since by their different application I can produce in myself both pleasure and pain, which is one great concernment of my present state.
Page 210 - This also shows wherein the identity of the same man consists; viz., in nothing but a participation of the same continued life by constantly fleeting particles of matter,, in succession vitally united to the same organized body.
Page 347 - For that which befalleth the sons of men befalleth beasts ; even one thing befalleth them : as the one dieth, so dieth the other; yea, they have all one breath ; so that a man hath no pre-eminence above a beast : for all is vanity. All go unto one place ; all are of the dust, and all turn to dust again.
Page 221 - Jesus, when he had cried again with a loud voice, yielded up the ghost. And, behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom; and the earth did quake, and the rocks rent; and the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints which slept arose, and came out of the graves after his resurrection, and went into the holy city, and appeared unto many.

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