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" I AM fully persuaded that one of the best springs of generous and worthy actions, is the having generous and worthy thoughts of ourselves. Whoever has a mean opinion of the dignity of his nature, will act in no higher a rank than he has allotted himself... "
Cato, or, An essay on old-age - Page 122
by Marcus Tullius Cicero - 1785
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The Spectator, Volume 3

1739 - 336 pages
...and worthy Thoughts of our felves. Whoever has a mean Opinion of the Dignity of his Nature, will aft in no higher a Rank than he has allotted himfelf in his own Eftimation. If he confiders his Being as circumfcribed by the uncertain Term of a few Years, his Defigns will be contracted...
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The Evidences of the Christian Religion

Joseph Addison - 1753 - 376 pages
...actibns, is the having generous * and worthy thoughts of ourfelves. ' Whoever has a mean opinion of the f dignity of- his nature, will act in no* higher a rank than he has allotted him4 felf in his own eftimation. If he con* * fiders his Being as circumfcribed by the * uncertain...
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Cato; Or, An Essay on Old Age, Volume 1

Marcus Tullius Cicero - 1774 - 324 pages
...difcompofure and reluctance ? Is it not becaufe the more enlightened the mind is, and the farther it " rank than he has allotted himfelf in his " own eftimation. If he confiders his being " as circumfcribed by the uncertain term of '' a few years, his defigns will be...
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Harrison's British Classicks, Volume 4

1786 - 694 pages
...and worthy thoughts of ourfelves. Whoever has a mean opinion of the dignity of his nature, will an in no higher a rank than he has allotted himfelf in his own eftixnation. If he confideis his being as circumscribed by the uncertain term of a few years, his ilcl'igns...
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Evidences of the Christian religion. To which are added, discourses against ...

Joseph Addison - 1796 - 210 pages
...worthy ailions, is the having generous and worthy thoughts of ourfelves. Whoever has a mean opinion of the dignity of his nature, will act in no higher a rank than he has allotted himfelf in hij N 1 ' own ' own eftimation. If he confiders his being as circum* fcribed by the uncertain term...
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Essays on suicide and the immortality of the soul. With remarks by the ...

David Hume - 1799 - 142 pages
...worthy actions, is the having generous and worthy thoughts of ourfelves. Whoever has a mean opinion of the dignity of his nature, will act in no higher...has allotted himfelf in his own eftimation. If he connders his being as circumfcribed by the uncertain term of a few years , his defigns will be contracted...
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The Evidences of the Christian Religion: To which are Added Several ...

Joseph Addison - 1801 - 402 pages
...wor' thy thoughts of ourfelves. Whoever ' has a mean opinion of the dignity of his ' nature, will a6t in no higher a rank than ' he has allotted himfelf in his own efti' mation. If he confiders his being as ' circumfcribed by the uncertain term of ' a few years,...
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Select British Classics, Volume 13

1803 - 402 pages
...actions, is the having gene• rous and worthy thoughts of ourselves. Whoever ' has a mean opinion of the dignity of his nature, will ' act in no higher a rank than he has allotted himself ' in his own estimation. If he considers his being as ' circumscribed by the uncertain term...
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Blackwood's Magazine, Volume 26

1829 - 1008 pages
...a most powerful stimulus to a noble and virtuous elevation of mind ? P'or he who has a mean opinion of the dignity of his nature, will act in no higher a rank than he has allotted himself in his own estimation. Had our poet said that the proper study of mankind was WOMAN, it would...
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The Evidences of the Christian Religion: To which are Added Several ...

Joseph Addison - 1819 - 298 pages
...worthy actions is, the having generous and worthy thoughts of ourselves. Whoever has a mean opinion of the dignity of his nature, will act in no higher a rank than he has allotted himself in his own estimation. If he considers his being as circumscribed by the uncertain term of...
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