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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on anticipation, belief, change, common sense, experience, future, memory, past, possibility, preparation, and senses

We believe that the possibility of the future far exceeds the accomplishment of the past. We review the past with the common sense, but we anticipate the future with transcendental senses. In our sanest moments we find ourselves naturally expecting or prepared for far greater changes than any which we have experienced within the period of distinct memory, only to be paralleled by experiences which are forgotten.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

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A Quote by Helen Adams Keller on books, embarrassment, friendship, literature, and senses

Literature is my Utopia. Here I am not disenfranchised. No barrier of the senses shuts me out from the sweet, gracious discourses of my book friends. They talk to me without embarrassment or awkwardness.

Helen Keller (1880 - 1968)

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A Quote by Helen Adams Keller on senses

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Not the senses I have but what I do with them is my kingdom.

Helen Keller (1880 - 1968)

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A Quote by Hanna Rion on garden, gifts, and senses

The greatest gift of the garden is the restoration of the five senses.

Hanna Rion

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A Quote by George Santayana on composers, problems, purity, senses, songs, and surprises

It is a pleasant surprise to him (the pure mathematician) and an added problem if he finds that the arts can use his calculations, or that the senses can verify them, much as if a composer found that sailors could heave better when singing his songs.

George Santayana (1863 - 1952)

Source: J. R. Newman (ed.) The World of Mathematics, New York: Simon and Schuster, 1956.

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A Quote by "Mahatma" Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi on control and senses

Not to have control over the senses is like sailing in a rudderless ship, bound to break to pieces on coming in contact with the very first rock.

Gandhi (1869 - 1948)

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A Quote by Galileo Galilei on authority, competence, doubt, god, judgment, people, senses, and world

And who can doubt that it will lead to the worst disorders when minds created free by God are compelled to submit slavishly to an outside will?  When we are told to deny our senses and subject them to the whim of others?  When people devoid of whatsoever competence are made judges over experts and are granted authority to treat them as they please?  These are the novelties which are apt to bring about the ruin of commonwealths and the subversion of the state.  [On the margin of his own copy of Dialogue on the Great World Systems].

Galileo Galilei (1564 - 1642)

Source: J. R. Newman (ed.) The World of Mathematics, New York: Simon and Schuster, 1956, p. 733.

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A Quote by Sir Francis Bacon on nature, senses, and understanding

The subtlety of nature is greater many times over than the subtlety of the senses and understanding.

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

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A Quote by Ezra Pound on language, lust, money, and senses

And the betrayers of language ...... n and the press gang And those who had lied for hire; The perverts, the perverters of language, the perverts, who have set money-lust Before the pleasures of the senses; howling, as of a hen-yard in a printing-house, the clatter of presses, the blowing of dry dust and stray paper, foetor, sweat, the stench of stale oranges.

Ezra Pound (1885 - 1972)

Source: Cantos, 1925—1959, XIV

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A Quote by Eudora Welty on animals, children, senses, and world

Children, like animals, use all their senses to discover the world. Then artists come along and discover it the same way all over again.

Eudora Welty

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