The Student's Assistant in Astronomy and Astrology: Containing Observations on the Real and Apparent Motions of the Superior Planets, the Geocentric Longitude of the Sun and Superior Planets ... Also a Discourse on the Harmony of Phrenology, Astrology, and Physiognomy

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Bray and King, 1836 - 170 Seiten
 

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Seite 123 - Truth scarce ever yet carried it by vote any where at its first appearance: new opinions are always suspected, and usually opposed, without any other reason, but because they are not* already common. But truth, like gold, is not the less so for being newly brought out of the mine.
Seite 123 - ... at its first appearance: new opinions are always suspected, and usually opposed, without any other reason but because they are not already common. But truth, like gold, is not the less so for being newly brought out of the mine. It is trial and examination must give it price, and not any antique fashion; and though it be not yet current by the public stamp, yet it may, for all that, be as old as nature, and is certainly not the less genuine.
Seite 141 - A sound mind in a sound body is a short but full description of a happy state in this world: he that has these two has little more to wish for; and he that wants either of them will be but little the better for anything else.
Seite 136 - In Egypt and Chaldea, he gained the confidence of the priests, and learned from them, the symbolic characters and mystic learning of the ancients.
Seite 135 - C born at Mile'tus in lo'nia. In quest of knowledge he travelled into various countries, and at Mem'phis he measured the height and extent of a pyramid by its shadow. He was the first Grecian who calculated a solar eclipse. He died in his 96th year ; about 548 BC 5.
Seite 142 - Therehavebeen manyargumentsurged against the physiognomical opinions of different individuals. Particularly because Zopyrus the physiognomist said that Socrates was naturally of a licentious disposition, and that his heart was the most depraved, immodest, and corrupt, that ever was in the human breast, — this opinion nearly cost the physiognomist his life ; but SOCRATES declared that his assertions were true, and that he had corrected and curbed all his vicious propensities by means of reason.
Seite 138 - Pythagoras taught that the most ample and perfect gratification was to be found in the enjoyment of moral and intellectual...
Seite 129 - ... and mental and bodily diseases ; the quality of the intellectual faculties and animal propensities ; the probability of riches or poverty ; the eminence and dignity to which the native may be elevated; the probability...
Seite 141 - LAVATEU the most contemptible of beings ; it is certain that the student who is anxious to learn physiognomy, must in the first place cast off all prejudice, his eye must not be evil, his health and mind must not be impaired, he must know the effects of a sympathetic feeling, and the language of the...
Seite 136 - He considered numbers as the principles of every thing, and perceived in the universe, regularity, correspondence, beauty, proportion, and harmony, as intentionally produced by the Creator.

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