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Brief about Joseph Butler: By info that we know Joseph Butler was born at 1970-01-01. And also Joseph Butler is English Clergyman.

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The object of self-love is expressed in the term self; and every appetite of sense, and every particular affection of the heart, are equally interested or disinterested, because the objects of them all are equally self or somewhat else.

Tags: Else, Heart, Self

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.

Tags: Good, Happiness, Means

The private interest of the individual would not be sufficiently provided for by reasonable and cool self-love alone; therefore the appetites and passions are placed within as a guard and further security, without which it would not be taken due care of.

Tags: Alone, Care, Cool

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.

Tags: Happiness, Nature, Respect

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.

Tags: Death, End, Mind

Thus self-love as one part of human nature, and the several particular principles as the other part, are, themselves, their objects and ends, stated and shown.

Tags: Human, Nature, Themselves

Happiness does not consist in self-love.

Tags: Consist, Happiness

The tongue may be employed about, and made to serve all the purposes of vice, in tempting and deceiving, in perjury and injustice.

Tags: Injustice, May, Tongue

People might love themselves with the most entire and unbounded affection, and yet be extremely miserable.

Tags: Love, Miserable, Themselves

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?

Tags: Actions, Desire, Why

As this world was not intended to be a state of any great satisfaction or high enjoyment, so neither was it intended to be a mere scene of unhappiness and sorrow.

Tags: Great, High, State

Compassion is a call, a demand of nature, to relieve the unhappy as hunger is a natural call for food.

Tags: Compassion, Food, Nature

The final causes, then, of compassion are to prevent and to relieve misery.

Tags: Compassion, Final, Misery

Pain and sorrow and misery have a right to our assistance: compassion puts us in mind of the debt, and that we owe it to ourselves as well as to the distressed.

Tags: Compassion, Mind, Pain

But to us, probability is the very guide of life.

Tags: Guide, Life

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.

Tags: Both, Nature, Show

Every man is to be considered in two capacities, the private and public; as designed to pursue his own interest, and likewise to contribute to the good of others.

Tags: Good, Others, Public

Love of our neighbour, then, has just the same respect to, is no more distant from, self-love, than hatred of our neighbour, or than love or hatred of anything else.

Tags: Else, Love, Respect

Man may act according to that principle or inclination which for the present happens to be strongest, and yet act in a way disproportionate to, and violate his real proper nature.

Tags: May, Nature, Real

There is a much more exact correspondence between the natural and moral world than we are apt to take notice of.

Tags: Between, Moral, Natural

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