Ēthikōn aretōn hypotypōsis: a selection from the Nicomachean ethics of Aristotle, containing a delineation of the moral virtues, Part 18

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Hodges and Smith, 1850 - Ethics - 201 pages

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Page 179 - Hence we may estimate the nobility of the Apostle's direction, Ephes. iv. 28 : " Let him that stole steal no more: but rather let him labour, working with his hands the thing that is good, that he may have to give to him that needeth.
Page 150 - a frock or livery That aptly is put on. Refrain to-night : And that shall lend a kind of easiness To the next abstinence ; the next, more easy ; For use can almost change the stamp of nature, And master ev'n the Devil, or throw him out With wondrous potency. HAMLET, Act In.
Page 186 - his comedia, non sine multa Laude : sed in vitium libertas excidit, et vim Dignam lege regi. Lex est accepta : chorusque Turpiter obticuit, sublato jure nocendi. Cf. Satir. i. 4. See also Plutarch's comparison of Aristophanes and Menander, Opp. t. ii. p. 853, &c. (Francof. 1620), who may be taken as types
Page 146 - Going over the theory of virtue in one's thoughts, talking well, and drawing fine pictures of it ; this is so far from necessarily or certainly conducing to form a habit of it in him who thus employs himself, that it may harden the mind in a contrary course.
Page 200 - I have long dreamed of such a kind of man, But being awake I do despise my dream . . . "When thou dost hear I am as I have been, Approach me, and thou shalt be as thou wast .... For competence of Life I will allow you, That lack of means enforce you not to evil. And as we hear you do reform
Page 150 - That monster Custom, who all sense doth eat Of habits, Devil, is angel yet in this ; That to the use of actions fair and good He likewise
Page 148 - lines— Adam, the goodliest man of men since born, His sons ; the fairest of her daughters, Eve. Yet these Bentley (the greatest
Page 193 - and what may afford fund enough for ridicule if they are absurdly consideredas the real principles of that union ; but they are in truth merely the occasions, as anything may be of anything, upon which our nature carries us on according to its own previous bent and
Page 147 - A.] Bacon (Advancement of Learning, B. ii.) objects that though this be true " where nature is peremptory, yet it is otherwise in things wherein nature admitteth a latitude. For a strait glove will come more easily on with use," &c. But Bacon forgot, or did not choose to remember, that by nature Aristotle means " peremptory nature.
Page 165 - Be not overmuch wicked, neither be thou foolish ; why shouldest thou die before thy time." Righteousness is obtained, eg, by restraining appetite; therefore he that restrains overmuch is regarded as

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