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S. Austin Allibone, comp.  Prose Quotations from Socrates to Macaulay.  1880.
 
Ralph Cudworth
 
  What is God but the very being of all things that yet are not, and the subsistence of things that are?
Ralph Cudworth.    
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  Some novelists make a contracted idea of God, consisting of nothing but will and power.
Ralph Cudworth.    
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  Anaximander’s opinion is, that the gods are native, rising and vanishing again in long periods of time.
Ralph Cudworth.    
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  How conformable Socrates was to the Pagan religion and worship may appear from those last dying words of his, when he should be most serious.
Ralph Cudworth.    
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  We seem to be to seek what the chief and highest good superior to knowledge … is; and it cannot be denied but that Plato sometimes talks too metaphysically and cloudily about it.
Ralph Cudworth.    
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  To make wisdom to be regulated by such a plumbean and flexible rule as that [the will] is, is quite to destroy the nature of it.
Ralph Cudworth.    
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