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" Every step and every movement of the multitude, even in what are termed enlightened ages, are made with equal blindness to the future; and nations stumble upon establishments, which are indeed the result of human action, but not the execution of any human... "
A COMPENDIOUS VIEW OF UNIVERSAL HISTORY, FROM THE YEAR 1755 TO THE TREATY OF ... - Page 45
by CHARLES MAYO, L.L.B. - 1804
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An Essay on the History of Civil Society

Adam Ferguson - Civilization - 1768 - 430 pages
...; and feldom are turned from their way, to follow the plan of any fingle projector. EVERY ftep aiid every movement of the multitude, even in what are termed enlightened ages, are made with equal blindnefs to the future ; and nations flumble upon eftablifhrnents, which are indeed the refult of...
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A View of Nature: In Letters to a Traveller Among the Alps, Volume 4

Sir Richard Joseph Sulivan - Atheism - 1794
...of philosophy, from the instincts, not from the speculations of men. And thus, as has been remarked, nations stumble upon establishments, which are indeed...the result of human action, but not the execution of systematic design.* The seeds of every situation are lodged in human nature ; they spring up and ripen...
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An Essay on the History of Civil Society

Adam Ferguson - Civilization - 1809 - 464 pages
...placed ; and seldom are turned from their way, to follow the plan of any single projector. Every step and every movement of the multitude, even in what are termed enlightened ages r are made with equal blindness to the future; and nations stumble upon establishments, which are indeed...
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The Constitution of Society: As Designed by God

Daniel Bishop - Christian sociology - 1835 - 639 pages
...happiness cannot fail to be generated. 178. Every step and every movement of the multitude, says Ferguson, even in what are termed enlightened ages, are made...which are indeed the result of human action, but not of design. (Hist. Civ. Soc.) Thus it is, that men ' regard not the work of the Lord, neither consider...
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France, Since 1830, Volume 1

Thomas Raikes - France - 1841
...Princes. They unintentionally contribute to the bringing about events, which they never contemplated. Every step, says he, and every movement of the multitude,...result of human action, but not the execution of any human design. A revolution has taken place in this country, which paralysed trade, disjointed society,...
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The Eclectic Review, Volume 12; Volume 76

Samuel Greatheed, Daniel Parken, Theophilus Williams, Josiah Conder, Thomas Price, Jonathan Edwards Ryland, Edwin Paxton Hood - 1842
...princes. They unintentionally contribute to the bringing about events which they never contemplated. Every step, says he, and every movement of the multitude,...result of human action, but not the execution of any human design. ' A revolution has taken place in this country, which paralysed trade, disjointed society,...
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Southern Quarterly Review, Volume 26

Daniel Kimball Whitaker, Milton Clapp, William Gilmore Simms, James Henley Thornwell - 1854
...placed, and seldom are turned from their way, to follow the plan of any single projector. "Every step and every movement of the multitude, even in what...result of human action, but not the execution of any human design. If Cromwell said that a man never mounts higher than whbn he knows not whither he is...
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The Eclectic review. vol. 1-New [8th]

1842
...never contemplated. Every step, says he, and every movement of the multitude, ieve>i in what are tunned enlightened ages, are made with equal blindness to...the result of human action, but not the execution, pf , aqy, human design. ' A revolution has taken place in' this Country, wnicft paralysed trade, disjointed...
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A Treatise on the Methods of Observation and Reasoning in Politics, Volume 2

Sir George Cornewall Lewis - Political science - 1852
...and contiguous advantages, arrive at ends which even their imagmation could not anticipate Every step and every movement of the multitude, even in what...result of human action, but not the execution of any human design No constitution is formed by concert, no government is copied from a plan We are therefore...
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Staats- und sozialwissenschaftliche Forschungen, Volumes 125-126

Economics - 1907
...entworfen haben" 4 1 Essay on HC Soc. S. 419 (384). 2 Principles of M. Pol. Sc. I, S. 12. 3 „Every step and every movement of the multitude, even in what...result of human action, but not the execution of any human design (Essay HC Soc. S. 187/171). 4 „Mankind in following the present sense of their mind...
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