The European and Asiatic Races: Observations on the Paper Read by John Crawfurd, Esq., F.R.S. Before the Ethnological Society on February 13th, 1866, Volum 11

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Pàgina 10 - The Sanskrit language, whatever be its antiquity, is of a wonderful structure; more perfect than the Greek, more copious than the Latin, and more exquisitely refined than either, yet bearing to both of them a stronger affinity, both in the roots of verbs and in the forms of grammar, than could possibly have been produced by accident; so strong indeed, that no philologer could examine them all...
Pàgina 16 - In some cases, a giver of false evidence from a pious motive, even though he know the truth, shall not lose a seat in heaven : such evidence wise men call the speech of the gods.
Pàgina 18 - O friend to virtue ! that supreme Spirit, which thou believest one and the same with thyself, resides in thy bosom perpetually, and is an all-knowing inspector of thy goodness or of thy wickedness.
Pàgina 18 - Naked and shorn, tormented with hunger and thirst, and deprived of sight, shall the man who gives false evidence, go with a potsherd to beg food at the door of his enemy.
Pàgina 17 - LET a man continually take pleasure in truth, in justice, in laudable practices, and in purity; let him chastise those, whom he may chastise, in a legal mode ; let him keep in subjection his speech, his arm, and his appetite : 176. Wealth and pleasures, repugnant to law, let him shun ; and even lawful acts, which may cause future pain, or be offensive to mankind.
Pàgina 18 - The soul itself is its own witness; the soul itself is its own refuge: offend not thy conscious soul, the supreme internal witness of men!
Pàgina 10 - I can venture to affirm, without meaning to pluck a leaf from the never-fading laurels of our immortal Newton, that the whole of his theology and part of his philosophy may be found in the Vedas...
Pàgina 22 - On whatever houses the women of a family, not being duly honoured, pronounce an imprecation, those houses, with all that belong to them, utterly perish, as if destroyed by a sacrifice for the death of an enemy.
Pàgina 18 - ... 81. A witness, who gives testimony with truth, shall attain exalted seats of beatitude above, and the highest fame here below : such testimony is revered by BRAHMA' himself; 82. The witness who speaks falsely, shall be fast bound under water, in the snaky cords of VARUNA, and be wholly deprived of power to escape torment during a hundred transmigrations : let mankind, therefore, give no false testimony.
Pàgina 13 - They hold it unlawful to talk of anything which it is unlawful to do. The most disgraceful thing in the world, they think, is to tell a lie; the next worst, to owe a debt: because, among other reasons, the debtor is obliged to tell lies.

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