Meditations on Life, Death, and Eternity Volume 1

Meditations on Life, Death, and Eternity Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1884 edition. Excerpt: ...men is, therefore, the passion for a pastime destructive both to mind and health--the passion for the excitement caused by the sudden changes of fortune experienced when gambling with cards or dice. Every man has a price for which he gives himself away. Tnnanronn YOU ALSO Yom mam HAVE YOUR PRICE. And what is the h" Y"'P"1" price at which you value yourselves, with your. faith, your honesty, your innocence? You seem struck with amazement. You doubt whether there be any price on earth for which you would give away yourselves. It is possible that the passion for gambling never touches you, but can you say the same as to vanity. Or if vanity never leads you to commit acts derogatory to your true dignity, does dislike to others never tempt you into false steps? Or if it be not hatred, is it pride? And if not pride, are you not tempted by oarnal lusts? Or if not by these, by greed for riches and gain? Or if not by covetousness, by fear of contempt? Or if not by fear of contempt, yet by obstinacy, or even by malignant joy at the misfortunes of others? Alas! were I to recapitulate the long list of human weak nesses, you would perhaps be forced to admit that there are several prices at which you would sell yourselves. Every man has a price at which he sells himE, e,"mm self. Wl1at is thy price? Hast thou """ himself ever Weighed.how much thou art really worth? Go into thy chamber and devote some moments of earnest thought to an examination of thyself, and try to discover for what earthly good thou wouldest be likely to give thyself away. Look no farther back than the past year; pass in review thy secret thoughts and silent wishes even of the last few weeks only! Ah, a short while will no doubt suffice to...show more

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  • Paperback | 54 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 113g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236903250
  • 9781236903259