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" Men are impatient, and for precipitating things : but the Author of nature appears deliberate throughout his operations; accomplishing his natural ends, by slow successive steps. "
Cottage Gardener and Country Gentleman's Companion - Page 195
1854
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Dictionary of Quotations from Ancient and Modern English and Foreign Sources ...

Aphorisms and apothegms - 1893 - 658 pages
...points of contact with the world are restricted and circumscribed. Schopenhauer. Men are impatient and for precipitating things ; but the Author of Nature...accomplishing his natural ends by slow successive steps. Bishop Sutler. Men are in general so tricky, so envious, and 45 so cruel, that when we find one who...
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Christianity and Evolution

James Iverach - Evolution - 1894 - 232 pages
...The wise Bishop has depicted that state of mind in his own inimitable way: " Men are impatient, and for precipitating things; but the Author of nature...accomplishing His natural ends by slow successive steps " (Analogy, Part II., chap. iv.). Our friends and teachers have shown us innumerable adaptations; they...
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The Works of Joseph Butler, D.C.L. Sometime Lord Bishop of Durham ..., Volume 1

Joseph Butler - Analogy (Religion) - 1896
...succeeding one: infancy to childhood; childhood to youth; youth to mature age. Men are impatient, and for precipitating things: but the Author of nature...systems of means, as well as length of time, in order to the carrying on its several parts into execution. Thus, in the daily course of natural providence,...
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Studies Subsidiary to the Works of Bishop Butler, Volume 1

William Ewart Gladstone - 1896 - 370 pages
...succeeding one : infancy to childhood ; childhood to youth ; youth to mature age. Men are impatient, and for precipitating things : but the Author of nature...systems of means, as well as length of time, in order to the carrying on its several parts into execution. Thus, in the daily course of natural providence,...
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Practical Rhetoric

John Duncan Quackenbos - English language - 1896 - 477 pages
...succeeding one, — infancy to childhood, childhood to youth, youth to mature age. Men are impatient and for precipitating things ; but the Author of nature...operations, accomplishing his natural ends by slow and successive steps. And there is a plan of things beforehand laid out, which from the nature of it...
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A Critical Examination of Butler's 'Analogy,'

Henry Hughes - 1898 - 276 pages
...succeeding one : infancy to childhood ; childhood to youth ; youth to mature age. Men are impatient, and for precipitating things ; but the Author of nature...systems of means, as well as length of time, in order to the carrying on its several parts into execution. Thus, in the daily course of natural providence,...
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Holy Baptism

Darwell Stone - Baptism - 1899 - 303 pages
...is and human history what it has been, delay was the condition of success. 'Men are impatient, and for precipitating things : but the Author of nature...accomplishing His natural ends by slow successive steps.' 17 In the works of revelation and grace He is no less deliberate, no less One who slowly accomplishes...
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The Works of Matthew Arnold, Volume 9

Matthew Arnold - 1904
...succeeding one ; infancy to childhood, childhood to youth, youth to mature age. Men are impatient and for precipitating things ; but the author of nature...accomplishing his natural ends by slow successive steps. Thus, in the daily course of natural providence, God operates in the very same manner as in the dispensation...
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The Analogy of Religion, Natural & Revealed

Joseph Butler - Analogy (Religion) - 1906 - 273 pages
...succeeding one ; infancy to childhood, childhood to youth, youth to mature age. Men are impatient and for precipitating things ; but the Author of Nature...systems of means, as well as length of time, in order to the carrying on its several parts into execution. Thus, in the daily course of natural providence,...
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An Essay on the Development of Christian Doctrine, Volume 9

John Henry Newman - Theology, Doctrinal - 1920 - 445 pages
...succeeding one : infancy to childhood, childhood to youth, youth to mature age. 17. Men are impatient, and for precipitating things ; but the Author of Nature...successive steps. And there is a plan of things beforehand hud out, which, from the nature of it, requires various systems of means, as well as length of time,...
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