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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 whole works of Joseph Butler - Page 68
by Joseph Butler (bp. of Durham.) - 1838
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The Works of the Right Reverend Father in God, Joseph Butler: To which is ...

Joseph Butler, Samuel Hallifax - Theology - 1838 - 615 pages
...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...to lay these things plainly and honestly before our mind/and upon this, act as you please, as you think most fit ; make that choice, and prefer that course...
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The Works of the Right Reverend Father in God, Joseph Butler: ... to which ...

Joseph Butler - Apologetics - 1845 - 303 pages
...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:...which you can justify to yourselves, and which sits more easy upon your own mind. It will immediately appear, that vice cannot be the happiness, but must...
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The Young Woman's Guide to Excellence

William Andrus Alcott - Conduct of life - 1847 - 356 pages
...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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The Works of ... Joseph Butler ... to which is Prefixed: An Account of the ...

Joseph Butler, Samuel Hallifax - Apologetics - 1848
...and makes no alteration at all in the nature of our case. Things and actions arc what they are, and the consequences of them will be what they will be:...which you can justify to yourselves, and which sits more easy upon your own mind. It will immediately appear, that vice cannot be the happiness, but must...
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The analogy of religion, to the constitution and course of nature: also ...

Joseph Butler (bp. of Durham.), Joseph Angus - Analogy (Religion) - 1856 - 572 pages
...our case. Things and actions are what the? are, and the consequences of them will be what they *i" be : why then should we desire to be deceived ? As we are " [' Analogy,' pt. i. chap. iii. p. 61.] reasonable creatures, and have any regard to ourselves, we...
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The Contemporary Review, Volume 43

Great Britain - 1883
...candour. " It is fit things be stated and considered as they really are." " Things are what they are, and the consequences of them will be what they will be ; why, then, should we desire to be deceived ?" Now what is the way in which the objections to the Christian * In a letter to the St. Jama's Gazette,...
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Macmillan's Magazine, Volume 33

1876
...lias a sentence like this sentence, splend-ide vemx, of Butler's : " Things are what they are, and the consequences of them will be what they will be ; why, then, should we desire to be deceived ? " To take in such a sentence as that is an education in moral and intellectual veracity. And after...
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The Living Age, Volume 129

1876
...reality of things and of the madness of self-deception : " 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 ? " — such a man, even if he was somewhat despotically imposed upon our youth, may yet well challenge...
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The Contemporary Review, Volume 27

Literature - 1876
...reality of things and of the madness of self-deception : " 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 ? " — such a man, even if he was somewhat despotically imposed upon our youth, may yet well challenge...
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The Supernatural in Nature: A Verification by Free Use of Science

Joseph William Reynolds - Religion and science - 1878 - 484 pages
...assembled myriads worship. We take facts as we find them. Butler said, — " Things are what they are, and the consequences of them will be what they will be ; why, then, should we desire to be deceived ? " The duration of life on our globe is but a single pulsation of the mighty life of the universe....
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