A Quote by William Shakespeare on ambition, belief, country, death, fortune, friendship, honor, joy, judgment, life, love, lovers, men, patience, respect, rudeness, senses, silence, slavery, tears, and wisdom

BRUTUS: Be patient till the last. Romans, countrymen, and lovers! hear me for my cause, and be silent, that you may hear: believe me for mine honour, and have respect to mine honour, that you may believe: censure me in your wisdom, and awake your senses, that you may the better judge. If there be any in this assembly, any dear friend of Caesar's, to him I say, that Brutus' love to Caesar was no less than his. If then that friend demand why Brutus rose against Caesar, this is my answer: - Not that I loved Caesar less, but that I loved Rome more. Had you rather Caesar were living and die all slaves, than that Caesar were dead, to live all free men? As Caesar loved me, I weep for him; as he was fortunate, I rejoice at it; as he was valiant, I honour him: but, as he was ambitious, I slew him. There is tears for his love; joy for his fortune; honour for his valour; and death for his ambition. Who is here so base that would be a bondman? If any, speak; for him have I offended. Who is here so rude that would not be a Roman? If any, speak; for him have I offended. Who is here so vile that will not love his country? If any, speak; for him have I offended. I pause for a reply.

William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)

Source: Julius Cæsar, Act 3, scene 2.

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A Quote by William Shakespeare on nature, senses, and sleep

O sleep! O gentle sleep! Nature's soft nurse, how have I frighted thee, That thou no more wilt weigh mine eyelids down And steep my senses in forgetfulness? Why, rather, sleep, liest thou in smoky cribs, Upon uneasy pallets stretching thee, And hush'd with buzzing night-flies to thy slumber, Than in the perfum'd chambers of the great, Under canopies of costly state, And lull'd with sound of sweetest melody?

William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)

Source: King Henry IV

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A Quote by William Lawson on garden, pleasure, and senses

A garden makes all our senses swim with pleasure.

William Lawson

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A Quote by William Blake on age, body, senses, and soul

Man has no body distinct from his soul; for that called body is a portion of the soul discern'd by the five senses, the chief inlets of the soul in this age.

William Blake (1757 - 1827)

Source: The Marriage of Heaven and Hell (1790)

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A Quote by unknown on darkness, mind, and senses

Chocolate flows in deep dark, sweet waves, a river to ignite my mind and alert my senses


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A Quote by Sterling W. Sill on eternity, glory, happiness, immortality, life, love, machines, perception, personality, personality, reason, senses, soul, and understanding

The greatest of all our human concepts is the immortality of the personality and the eternal glory of the human soul. Throughout eternity you will be yourself and I will be myself, with quickened senses amplified powers of perception, and vastly increased capacity for reason, understanding, love, and happiness, all of which are qualities we may develop now. Our machines wear out, our barns fall down, and our substance goes back to the dust, but our finest collection of personal qualities will have eternal life.

Sterling W. Sill (1903 - 1994)

Source: Sterling W. Sill from Best of Sterling W. Sill, p. 186-87

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A Quote by Stephen Lacey on creation, delay, direction, emotion, garden, senses, and understanding

Of all the ingredients we employ in the creation of a garden, scent is probably the most potent and the least understood. Its effects can be either direct and immediate, drowning our senses in a surge of sugary vapor, or they can be subtle and delayed, slowly wafting into our consciousness, stirring our emotions and coloring our thoughts.

Stephen Lacey

Source: Scent in Your Garden, 1991

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A Quote by Sir Walter Scott on senses


Scared out of his seven senses.

Sir Walter Scott (1771 - 1832)

Source: Rob Roy. Chap. xxxiv.

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A Quote by Robert Browning on good, heart, joy, life, senses, and soul

How good is man's life, the mere living! how fit to employ All the heart and the soul and the senses forever in joy!

Robert Browning (1812 - 1889)

Source: Saul

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A Quote by Robert Browning on change, death, lies, life, losing, senses, surprises, and vengeance

How he lies in his rights of a man! Death has done all death can. And absorbed in the new life he leads, He recks not, he heeds Nor his wrong nor my vengeance; both strike On his senses alike, And are lost in the solemn and strange Surprise of the change.

Robert Browning (1812 - 1889)

Source: After.

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