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Things and actions are what they are, and the consequences of them will be what they will be: why then should we desire to be deceived? Joseph Butler#Actions 68
Joseph Butler#Actions 68
Both our senses and our passions are a supply to the imperfection of our nature; thus they show that we are such sort of creatures as to stand in need of those helps which higher orders of creatures do not. Joseph Butler#Nature 67
Joseph Butler#Nature 67
Every man hath a general desire of his own happiness; and likewise a variety of particular affections, passions, and appetites to particular external objects. Joseph Butler#Happy 63
Joseph Butler#Happy 63
But to us, probability is the very guide of life. Joseph Butler#Guide 57
Joseph Butler#Guide 57
Happiness or satisfaction consists only in the enjoyment of those objects which are by nature suited to our several particular appetites, passions, and affections. Joseph Butler#Happy 52
Joseph Butler#Happy 52
Happiness does not consist in self-love. Joseph Butler#Happy 47
Joseph Butler#Happy 47
This was the man, this Balaam, I say, was the man, who desired to die the death of the righteous, and that his last end might be like his; and this was the state of his mind when he pronounced these words. Joseph Butler#Death 41
Joseph Butler#Death 41
The sum of the whole is plainly this: The nature of man considered in his single capacity, and with respect only to the present world, is adapted and leads him to attain the greatest happiness he can for himself in the present world. Joseph Butler#Happy 37
Joseph Butler#Happy 37
Compassion is a call, a demand of nature, to relieve the unhappy as hunger is a natural call for food. Joseph Butler#Food 26
Joseph Butler#Food 26
The principle we call self-love never seeks anything external for the sake of the thing, but only as a means of happiness or good: particular affections rest in the external things themselves. Joseph Butler#Happy 13
Joseph Butler#Happy 13
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