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" We survey the past, and see that its history is of blood and tears, of helpless blundering, of wild revolt, of stupid acquiescence, of empty aspirations. We sound the future, and learn that after a period, long compared with the individual life, but short... "
The Review of Reviews - Page 434
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Report of the Proceedings

Church congress - 1888
...infinite travail, a race with conscience enough to know that it is vile, and intelligence enough to know that it is insignificant. We survey the past and see...sound the future, and learn that after a period, long compared with the individual life, but short indeed compared with the divisions of time open to our...
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The Religion of Humanity: An Address Delivered at the Church Congress ...

Arthur James Balfour - 1888 - 56 pages
...travail, a race with conscience enough to know that it is vile, and intelligence enough to know that 44 it is insignificant. We survey the past and see that...sound the future, and learn that after a period, long compared with the individual life, but short indeed compared with the divisions of time open to our...
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The Review of Reviews, Volume 10

William Thomas Stead - 1894
...infinite travail, a race with conscience enough to know "that it is vile, and intelligence enough to know that it is insignificant. We survey the past and see...revolt, of stupid acquiescence, of empty aspirations. MAN AS HE WILL BE. We sound the future, and learn that after a period, long compared with the individual...
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Essays and Addresses by the Right Hon. Arthur J. Balfour

Arthur James Balfour - 1893 - 314 pages
...infinite travail, a race with conscience enough to know that it is vile, and intelligence enough to know that it is insignificant. We survey the past and see...sound the future, and learn that after a period, long compared with the individual life, but short indeed compared with the divisions of time open to our...
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The Foundations of Belief: Being Notes Introductory to the Study of Theology

Arthur James Balfour Earl of Balfour - 1894 - 366 pages
...infinite travail, a race with conscience enough to feel that it is vile, and intelligence enough to know that it is insignificant. We survey the past, and...of helpless blundering, of wild revolt, of stupid achave not hesitated to borrow the phraseology of that essay wherever it seemed convenient. . . quiescence,...
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The Foundations of Belief: Being Notes Introductory to the Study of Theology

Arthur James Balfour - 1894 - 366 pages
...achave not hesitated to borrow the phraseology of that essay wherever it seemed convenient. quiescence, of empty aspirations. We sound the future, and learn that after a period, long compared with the individual life, but short indeed compared with the divisions of time open to our...
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The Foundations of Belief: Being Notes Introductory to the Study of Theology

Arthur James Balfour - 1895 - 356 pages
...infinite travail, a race with conscience enough to feel that it is vile, and intelligence enough to know that it is insignificant. We survey the past, and see that its history is ol blood and tears, of helpless blundering, of wild revolt, of stupid acquiescence, of empty aspirations....
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Literary Statesmen, and Others

Norman Hapgood - 1897 - 208 pages
...infinite travail, a race with conscience enough to feel that it is vile, and intelligence enough to know that it is insignificant. We survey the past, and...revolt, of stupid acquiescence, of empty aspirations." One of the most striking examples of his weak efforts for literary effect is in the middle 58 of one...
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Report of the Proceedings

Church congress - 1897
...book on " The Foundations of Belief," that the very existence of man is an accident, that his history of blood and tears, of helpless blundering, of wild revolt, of stupid acquiescence, of empty aspiration, is but a brief and transitory episode in the life of one of the meanest of the planets....
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The International Library of Famous Literature: Selections from ..., Volume 16

Andrew Lang, Donald Grant Mitchell - 1898 - 9822 pages
...infinite travail, a race with conscience enough to feel that it is vile, and intelligence enough to know that it is insignificant. We survey the past, and...sound the future, and learn that after a period, long compared with the individual life, but short indeed compared with the divisions of time open to our...
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