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" ... the inquiry of truth, which is the love-making, or wooing of it; the knowledge of truth, which is the presence of it, and the belief of truth, which is the enjoying of it; is the sovereign good of human nature. "
The British Prose Writers - Pągina 10
1821
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The Cornhill Magazine

George Smith, William Makepeace Thackeray - 1877
...success, " the inquiry of truth," as Lord Bacon finely observes, " which is the love-making, or wooing of it — and the belief of truth, which is the enjoying of it — being the sovereign good of human nature." Those words have the ring of a morality at once healthy,...
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The Story of Philosophy

Will Durant - 1961 - 543 pągines
...military achievements, none to the literary or the philosophical. But in the essay "Of Truth" he writes: "The inquiry of truth, which is the lovemaking or wooing of it; the knowledge of truth, which is the praise of it; and the belief of truth, which is the enjoying of it, is the sovereign good of human...
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Cohesion and Dissent in America

Carol Colatrella, Joseph Alkana - 1994 - 252 pągines
...men alike" (Plato, Laws 730). "Add truth to life, and you get happiness" (Augustine, Sermons 306.9). "The inquiry of truth, which is the love-making or...enjoying of it, is the sovereign good of human nature" (Eacon, Essays I). Finally Locke, who effortlessly mixes all three: "I know there is truth opposite...
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Ingersoll's Greatest Lectures

Robert Green Ingersoll - 1997 - 600 pągines
...crush out of the brain the idea that it had the right to think. ... ';2 splendid saying of Lord Bacon, that " the inquiry of truth, which is the love-making...tHe belief of truth, which is the enjoying of it, are the sovereign good of human nature," has been, and ever will be, rejected by religionists. Intellectual...
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Ingersoll's Greatest Lectures

Robert Green Ingersoll - 1997 - 600 pągines
...crush out of the brain the idea that it had the right to think. . ";e splendid saying of Lord Bacon, that " the inquiry of truth, which is the love-making...tHe belief of truth, which is the enjoying of it, are the sovereign good of human nature," has been, and ever will be, rejected by religionists. Intellectual...
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The Routledge History of Literature in English: Britain and Ireland

Ronald Carter, John McRae - 1997 - 584 pągines
...style of Sir Francis Bacon. What is Truth; said jesting Pilate; and would not stay for an answer. . . . The knowledge of truth, which is the presence of it;...enjoying of it; is the sovereign good of human nature. Bacon, who perfected the essay form in English on the French model of Montaigne, used his writing to...
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Intelligence: A New Look

Hans J. Eysenck - 1998 - 227 pągines
...already. All believe in "inquiring into truth," which, as Francis Bacon said, "is the love-making, or the wooing of it, the knowledge of truth, which is the...presence of it, and the belief of truth, which is the engaging of it, in the sovereign good of human nature." This belief in the importance of searching...
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The Essays Or Counsels, Civil and Moral

Francis Bacon - 1999 - 216 pągines
...these things are thus in men's depraved judgments2 and affections,3 yet truth,* which only doth judge itself, teacheth that the inquiry of truth, which...it, is the sovereign good of human nature. The first creature5 of God, in the works of the days,* was the light of the sense; the last was the light of...
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A Short History of Europe, 1600-1815: Search for a Reasonable World

Lisa Rosner, Professor Lisa Rosner, John Theibault - 2000 - 450 pągines
...(New Haven, 1997) Chapter Eleven The Pursuit of Truth "The inquiry of truth," wrote Sir Francis Bacon, "which is the lovemaking or wooing of it, the knowledge...the enjoying of it, is the sovereign good of human nature."1 During the Renaissance, most scholars in Europe had thought that all truth about the natural...
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The Essayes Or Counsels, Civill and Morall

Francis Bacon - 2000 - 339 pągines
...Judgements, and Affections, yet Truth, which onely doth judge it selfe, teacheth, that the Inquirie of Truth, which is the Love-making, or Wooing of it; The knowledge of 40 Truth, which is the Presence of it; and the Beleefe of Truth, which is the Enjoying of it; is the...
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