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Introduction - Intellect - Mental Science's Divisions - Intellect's Divisions and Perceptions - The Understanding - The Reason - The Dynamics of the Intellect - Physical Feelings - Intellectual Feelings - Spiritual Feelings - Dynamics of Feelings - The Will - The Nervous System - Nervous System of Man - Executive Volition - Primary Volition, or Choice - Dynamics of the Will and the Mind - The Relations of the Systems Here Offered to Prevalent Forms of Philosophy - Index - Contents -


Says Juvenal:

"But tell me, why must those be thought to 'scape.
Whom guilt, arrayed in very dreadful shape,
Still urges, and whom conscience, ne'er asleep,
Wounds with incessant strokes, not loud but deep.
While the vexed mind, her own tormentor, plies
A scorpion scourge, unmarked by human eyes."

The history of martyrs especially develops the moral forces in man, since, on these feelings, the struggle has turned. The cruel tossings of such a mind as that of Cranmer, clear, conscientious, yet timid and distrustful, between fear and conviction, discloses as clearly as any thing can disclose the nature of the forces at work, unless it be the varying sympathy, the alternate charity and condemnation of succeeding generations, in view of the momentary overthrow and ultimate triumph of the moral sentiments in the fearful, bold saint.

Lesson 78 - 4. Affections Religious sentiments - p.350

4. Personal qualities are greatly modified by the moral nature. Meekness, humility lose all servility and are made consistent with the utmost strength; while moral firmness softens down without weakening the outline of character.

Still more is this true of our feelings towards others. These, in the conscientious temperament, receive almost their entire force from the moral sentiments. The affections, a distinct class of sensibilities, are our emotions toward others as moral beings. Admiration, love, sympathy, benevolence, forgiveness, charity, patience, indignation, contempt, shame, are feelings which though they may bear the same name with certain intellectual emotions are very different from them. Love a passion and love an affection, the indignation of anger and the indignation of a violated moral sense, are alike diverse sentiments in their relation

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