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Through our own recovered innocence we discern the innocence of our neighbors.
Henry David Thoreau
As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light in the darkness of mere being.
Genius - to know without having learned; to draw just conclusions from unknown premises; to discern the soul of things.
Every reader finds himself. The writer's work is merely a kind of optical instrument that makes it possible for the reader to discern what, without this book, he would perhaps never have seen in himself.
Time alone reveals the just man; but you might discern a bad man in a single day.
Only I discern Infinite passion, and the pain Of finite hearts that yearn.
We were alone. Where, I could not say, hardly imagine. All was black, and such a dense black that, after some minutes, my eyes had not been able to discern even the faintest glimmer.
Bad food is made without pride, by cooks who have no pride, and no love. Bad food is made by chefs who are indifferent, or who are trying to be everything to everybody, who are trying to please everyone... Bad food is fake food... food that shows fear and lack of confidence in people's ability to discern or to make decisions about their lives.
God requires his servants to walk in the light, and not cover their eyes that they may not discern the working of Satan.
Ellen G. White
The Jews did not go into darkness all at once. It was a gradual work, until they could not discern the gift of God in sending his Son.
Ellen G. White
I think it's up to the parents to discern what their child is watching on television.
All things entail rising and falling timing. You must be able to discern this.
It is difficult to discern a serious threat to religious liberty from a room of silent, thoughtful schoolchildren.
Sandra Day O'Connor
The historian is terribly responsible to what he can discern are the facts of the case, but he's nothing if he doesn't make out a case.
To succeed in the world, it is much more necessary to possess the penetration to discern who is a fool, than to discover who is a clever man.
Charles Maurice de Talleyrand
Metaphorical tone deafness is when people are unable to discern what is of value in something. I think I'm tone deaf to poetry, for instance. Despite having studied it into a second year of university, most of it just leaves me cold.
The eye by long use comes to see even in the darkest cavern: and there is no subject so obscure but we may discern some glimpse of truth by long poring on it.
To invent is to discern, to choose.
I have to go on being a priest and bishop, that is, to celebrate God and what God has done in Jesus, and to offer in God's name whatever I can discern of God's perspective on the world around - something which involves both challenge and comfort.
To discern what weaknesses and faults separate you from God, you must enter into your own inward ground and then confront yourself.
The first point of wisdom is to discern that which is false; the second, to know that which is true.
Women are not so well united as to form an Insurrection. They are for the most part wise enough to love their Chains, and to discern how becomingly they fit.
A great deal of creativity is about pattern recognition, and what you need to discern patterns is tons of data. Your mind collects that data by taking note of random details and anomalies easily seen every day: quirks and changes that, eventually, add up to insights.
Abstraction is a mental process we use when trying to discern what is essential or relevant to a problem; it does not require a belief in abstract entities.
Tom G. Palmer
One of my challenges was to try to photograph the Great Wall of China. And I did actually take some photos, but it was hard to discern the wall with the naked eye.
I am a clairaudient healer. My specialty is being able to discern the blocks within a person's energy that are prohibiting them from being free, happy, and powerful.
In conclusion we may say, in view of the confirmation that our study has given of the parallelism between individual and racial thought of the Self, that in the history of psychology we discern the great profile which the race has drawn on the pages of time.
James Mark Baldwin
And I seemed to discern a power and meaning in the old, which the more impassioned would not allow.
Frederick Henry Hedge
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