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Page 61 - To conclude therefore, let no man, upon a weak conceit of sobriety or an ill-applied moderation, think or maintain that a man can search too far or be too well studied in the book of God's word or in the book of God's works ; divinity or philosophy; but rather let men endeavour an endless progress or proficience in both...
Page 85 - Leibnitz propofes two principles as the foundation of all our knowledge ; the firft, that it is impoffible for a thing to be and not to be at the fame time...
Page 398 - The plain argument for the existence of the Deity, obvious to " all, and carrying irresistible conviction with it, is, From the evident " contrivance and fitness of things for one another, which we meet " with throughout all parts of the universe.
Page 11 - They, too, who first extended gravity to air, vapour, and to all bodies round the earth, had their praise ; though the cause of gravity was as obscure as before ; or rather appeared more mysterious, after they had...
Page 398 - ... our belief. No person, for example, that knows the principles of optics, and the structure of the eye, can believe that it was formed without skill in that science; or that the ear was formed without the knowledge of...
Page 167 - The mechanical advantage of the wheel and axle, or crane, is as the velocity of the weight to the velocity of the power ; and, being only a modification of the first kind of lever, it of course partakes of the same principles.
Page 410 - Thus our knowledge is vastly greater than the sum of what all its objects separately could afford ; and when a new object comes within our reach, the addition to our knowledge is the greater the more we already know, so that it increases not as the new objects increase, but in a much higher proportion.
Page 19 - ... imagination ; nor is he to be confined by any limit in space or time ; but, as his knowledge of Nature is founded on the observation of sensible things, he must begin with these, and must often return to them to examine his progress by them. Here is his secure hold ; and as he sets out from thence, so if he likewise trace not often his steps backwards...
Page 410 - We know not how far it was proper or necessary that we should not be let into knowledge at once, but should advance gradually, that, by comparing new objects, or new discoveries, with what was known to us before, our improvements might be more complete and regular ; or how far it may be necessary or advantageous, that intelligent beings should pass through a kind of infancy of knowledge. For new knowledge does not consist so much in our having...