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Strana 52 - Rightly to be great Is not to stir without great argument, But greatly to find quarrel in a straw When honour's at the stake.
Strana 57 - And he -shall judge among many people, and rebuke strong nations afar off ; and they shall -beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks : nation shall not lift up a sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more. But they shall -sit every man under his vine and under his fig-tree ; and none shall make them afraid : for the mouth of the Lord of hosts hath spoken it.
Strana 15 - ... for with stammering lips and another tongue will he speak to this people ; to whom he said, " This is the rest wherewith ye may cause the weary to rest ; and this is the refreshing :
Strana 14 - But then it must be expedient on the whole, at the long run, in all its effects collateral and remote, as well as in those which are immediate and direct ; as it is obvious, that, in computing consequences, it makes no difference in what way or at what distance they ensue.
Strana 37 - Desires of sober Christians that long to see the Kingdoms of this world become the Kingdoms of the Lord and of his Christ.
Strana 37 - Let Hercules himself do what he may, The cat will mew, the dog will have his day.
Strana 13 - They may plainly discover in all the useful and beautiful variety of governments and institutions, and under all the fantastic multitude of usages and rites which have prevailed among men, the same fundamental, comprehensive truths, the sacred master-principles which are the guardians of human society, recognised and revered (with few and slight exceptions) by every nation upon earth...
Strana 39 - In the present century a slow and silent, but very substantial mitigation has taken place in the practice of war; and in proportion as that mitigated practice has received the sanction of time, it is raised from the rank of mere usage, and becomes part of the law of nations.
Strana 7 - ... the several interests they have to manage between each other. VI. There is no room to question the reality and certainty of such a law of nations obligatory of its own nature, and to which nations, or the sovereigns that rule them, ought to submit. For if God by means of right reason imposes certain duties between individuals, it is evident he is likewise willing that nations, which are only human societies, should observe the same duties between themselves.
Strana 28 - God, and of obedience to his laws ; and it is not less certain, that by the prevalence of a lively and efficient belief, they would all be cured. If Christians in any country, yea, if any collected body of them, were what they might, and ought, and are commanded to be, the universal reception of the Gospel would follow as a natural, and a promised^ result. And in a world of Christians, the extinction of physical evil might be looked for, if moral evil, . . that is, in Christian language, sin, ..were...