The Study of History

The Study of History : Two Lectures (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from The Study of History: Two Lectures The great source of Progress is love of our kind; as the great obstacle to Progress is self-love, which perverts our moral activity, turns our intellect to the indulgence of ambition and vanity instead of the pursuit of truth, and destroys, through indolence and vice, the industry which adds to the common store. Love of our kind as opposed to self-love is the cardinal and distinguishing doctrine of Christianity. On this vital point the newest and most daring philosophy has only been able to repeat the Christian precept with a verbal change, or a change which, if more than verbal, is wrong. If live for others means more than love one another, it means total annihilation of self, which is an impracticable dream. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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  • Paperback | 98 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 141g
  • English
  • 2 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white
  • 0243117825
  • 9780243117826