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" ... as if there were sought in knowledge a couch, whereupon to rest a searching and restless spirit; or a terrace, for a wandering and variable mind to walk up and down with a fair prospect; or a tower of state, for a proud mind to raise itself upon;... "
Thoughts on Self-culture, Addressed to Women - Pagina 367
di Maria Georgina Shirreff Grey, Emily Anne Eliza Shirreff - 1851 - 464 pagine
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Seeking Understanding: The Stob Lectures, 1986-1998

Calvin College - 2001 - 550 pagine
...creation. But the greatest etror had been in misraking the ultimate end of knowledge: it should be a rich storehouse for the glory of the Creator and the relief of the human condition. On the one hand, the dignity of knowledge rests first in its archetype, for in...
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The Education Papers: Women's Quest for Equality in Britain, 1850-1912

Dale Spender - 2001 - 366 pagine
...moral capacities, and we must also grant that it was intended these should be cultivated and improved 'for the glory of the Creator and the relief of man's estate;' that we are bound to render to Him 'both thanks and use." And here let me at once say that I desire...
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The Major Works

Francis Bacon - 2002 - 813 pagine
...knowledge a couch, whereupon to rest a searching and restless spirit; or a terrace, for a wandering0 and variable mind to walk up and down with a fair...for the glory of the Creator and the relief of man's estate.0 But this is that which will indeed dignify and exalt knowledge, if contemplation and action...
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1000 Brilliant Achievement Quotes: Advice from the World's Wisest

2004 - 206 pagine
...are synonymous, since the ignorance of the cause frustrates the effect." Francis Bacon "Knowledge is a rich storehouse for the glory of the Creator and the relief of man's estate." Francis Bacon "Never mistake knowledge for wisdom. One helps you make a living; the other helps you...
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Rosemond Tuve: A Life of the Mind

Margaret Carpenter Evans - 2004 - 325 pagine
...commitment to learning, and remembered for frequently quoting Bacon's famous dictum that learning is "for the glory of the Creator and the relief of man's estate." His students never doubted that the life of the mind was a life devoted to divine purposes. Rosemond...
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Apostle to the Wilderness: Bishop John Medley and the Evolution of the ...

Barry L. Craig - 2005 - 246 pagine
...searching and restless spirit." Instead knowledge should be directed toward two proper ends: "[to be] a rich storehouse for the glory of the Creator, and the relief of man's estate." In regard to the knowledge of God, reason is not to speculate about it; that knowledge comes to us...
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Faith Schools: Consensus Or Conflict?

Roy Gardner, Denis Lawton, Jo Cairns - 2005 - 267 pagine
...too far from the reference given in Wrigley (ibid.: 6) quoting Francis Bacon, who saw knowledge as 'a rich storehouse, for the glory of the Creator and the relief of man's estate'. At its best a school mission can articulate, for those both in and outside the school, the wider purposes...
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Philosophy, Literature, and Politics: Essays Honoring Ellis Sandoz

Ellis Sandoz - 2005 - 354 pagine
...first principles, or to prima philosophia. According to Bacon, the purpose of "primary philosophy" is for "the glory of the Creator and the relief of man's estate." Its aim is to "separate and reject vain speculations and whatsoever is empty and void, and preserve...
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The Cabinet of Eros: Renaissance Mythological Painting and the Studiolo of ...

Stephen John Campbell, Stephen L. Campbell - 2004 - 402 pagine
...wandering and variable mind to walk up and down with a fair prospect; or a tower of state for a proud man to raise itself upon; or a fort or commanding ground...glory of the Creator and the relief of man's estate. But this is that which will indeed dignify and exalt knowledge, if contemplation and action may be...
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The Religious Foundations of Francis Bacon's Thought

Stephen A. McKnight - 2006 - 193 pagine
...philosophy requires a return to first principles, or to prima philosophia. The aim of prima philosophia is for "the glory of the Creator and the relief of man's estate," and its purpose is to "separate and reject vain speculations and whatsoever is empty and void, and...
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