L'idealisme anglais: étude sur Carlyle

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Pagina 123 - All religion was here to remind us, better or worse, of what we already know better or worse, of the quite infinite difference there is between a Good man and a Bad ; to bid us love infinitely the one, abhor and avoid infinitely the other, — strive infinitely to be the one, and not to be the other. " All religion issues in due Practical Hero-worship.
Pagina 107 - But whence ?—O Heaven, whither ? Sense knows not; Faith knows not; only that it is through Mystery to Mystery, from God and to God. ' " We are such stuff As Dreams are made of, and our little Life Is rounded with a sleep!
Pagina 23 - what is man? An omnivorous Biped that wears Breeches. To the eye of Pure Reason what is he? A Soul, a Spirit, and divine Apparition. Round his mysterious ME, there lies, under all those wool-rags, a Garment of Flesh (or of Senses), contextured in the Loom of Heaven; whereby he is revealed to his like, and dwells with them in UNION and DIVISION; and sees and fashions for himself a Universe, with azure Starry Spaces, and long Thousands of Years. Deep-hidden is he under that strange Garment; amid Sounds...
Pagina 23 - what is man ? An omnivorous Biped that wears Breeches. To the eye of Pure Reason what is he ? A Soul, a Spirit, and divine Apparition. Round his mysterious ME, there lies, under all those wool-rags, a Garment of Flesh (or of Senses), contextured in the Loom of Heaven ; whereby he is revealed to his like, and dwells with them in UNION and DIVISION ; and sees and fashions for himself a Universe, with azure Starry Spaces, and long Thousands of Years.
Pagina 119 - For if Government is, so to speak, the outward SKIN of the Body Politic, holding the whole together and protecting it ; and all your Craft-Guilds, and Associations for Industry, of hand or of head, are the Fleshly Clothes, the muscular and osseous Tissues (lying under such SKIN), whereby Society stands and works ; — then is Religion the inmost Pericardial and Nervous Tissue, which ministers Life and warm Circulation to the whole.
Pagina 72 - Ainsi s'éleva, à la fin du dernier siècle le génie philosophique allemand qui , ayant engendré une métaphysique, une théologie, une poésie , une littérature , une linguistique , une exégèse, une érudition nouvelles, descend en ce moment dans les sciences et continue son évolution. Nul esprit plus original, plus universel, plus fécond en conséquences de toute portée et de toute" sorte, plus capable de tout transformer et de tout refaire, ne s'est montré depuis trois cents ans.
Pagina 146 - Blakes and Nelsons ! No Homer sang these Norse Sea-kings ; but Agamemnon's was a small audacity, and of small fruit in the world, to some of them ; — to Hrolf s of Normandy, for instance ! Hrolf, or Rollo Duke of Normandy, the wild Sea-king, has a share in governing England at this hour.
Pagina 169 - Universe as it is not. We have quietly closed our eyes to the eternal Substance of things, and opened them only to the Shows and Shams of things.
Pagina 100 - Appearances, SPACE and TIME. These, as spun and woven for us from before Birth itself, to clothe our celestial ME, for dwelling here, and yet to blind it, — lie all-embracing, as the universal canvas, or warp and woof, whereby all minor Illusions, in this Phantasm Existence, weave and paint themselves.
Pagina 114 - With Stupidity and sound Digestion man may front much. But what, in these dull unimaginative days, are the terrors of Conscience to the diseases of the Liver ! Not on Morality, but on Cookery, let us build our stronghold : there brandishing our frying-pan, as censer, let us offer sweet incense to the Devil, and live at ease on the fat things he has provided for his Elect...

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