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Joseph Butler Quotes

That which is the foundation of all our hopes and of all our fears; all our hopes and fears which are of any consideration; I mean a Future Life.
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The object of self-love is expressed in the term self; and every appetite of sense, and every particular affection of the heart, are equally interested or disinterested, because the objects of them all are equally self or somewhat else.

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People might love themselves with the most entire and unbounded affection, and yet be extremely miserable.

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Happiness does not consist in self-love.

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Thus there is no doubt the eye was intended for us to see with.

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As this world was not intended to be a state of any great satisfaction or high enjoyment, so neither was it intended to be a mere scene of unhappiness and sorrow.

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Man may act according to that principle or inclination which for the present happens to be strongest, and yet act in a way disproportionate to, and violate his real proper nature.

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That which is the foundation of all our hopes and of all our fears; all our hopes and fears which are of any consideration; I mean a Future Life.

— Joseph Butler

The first thought is often the best.

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It is not at all incredible, that a book which has been so long in the possession of mankind should contain many truths as yet undiscovered.

— Joseph Butler

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