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A beach is not only a sweep of sand, but shells of sea creatures, the sea glass, the seaweed, the incongruous objects washed up by the ocean.
And so it is, that both the Devil and the angelic Spirit present us with objects of desire to awaken our power of choice.
The darkness of death is like the evening twilight; it makes all objects appear more lovely to the dying.
Eventually everything connects - people, ideas, objects. The quality of the connections is the key to quality per se.
The creation of something new is not accomplished by the intellect but by the play instinct acting from inner necessity. The creative mind plays with the objects it loves.
It is easy to romanticize poverty, to see poor people as inherently lacking agency and will. It is easy to strip them of human dignity, to reduce them to objects of pity. This has never been clearer than in the view of Africa from the American media, in which we are shown poverty and conflicts without any context.
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
All good music resembles something. Good music stirs by its mysterious resemblance to the objects and feelings which motivated it.
I cannot imagine a God who rewards and punishes the objects of his creation and is but a reflection of human frailty.
Curiosity is natural to the soul of man and interesting objects have a powerful influence on our affections.
To create architecture is to put in order. Put what in order? Function and objects.
In too many communities, too many young men of color are left behind and seen only as objects of fear. Through initiatives like My Brother's Keeper, I'm personally committed to changing both perception and reality.
The only objects of practical reason are therefore those of good and evil. For by the former is meant an object necessarily desired according to a principle of reason; by the latter one necessarily shunned, also according to a principle of reason.
If there is anything besides the Self there is reason to fear? Who sees the second? First, the ego arises and sees objects as external. If the ego does not rise, the Self alone exists and there is no second.
One of my primary objects is to form the tools so the tools themselves shall fashion the work and give to every part its just proportion.
To me, consensus seems to be the process of abandoning all beliefs, principles, values and policies. So it is something in which no one believes and to which no one objects.
Although the dream is a very strange phenomenon and an inexplicable mystery, far more inexplicable is the mystery and aspect our minds confer on certain objects and aspects of life.
Giorgio de Chirico
Hence, even in the domain of natural science the aid of the experimental method becomes indispensable whenever the problem set is the analysis of transient and impermanent phenomena, and not merely the observation of persistent and relatively constant objects.
The divisions of Perspective are 3, as used in drawing; of these, the first includes the diminution in size of opaque objects; the second treats of the diminution and loss of outline in such opaque objects; the third, of the diminution and loss of colour at long distances.
Leonardo da Vinci
The human brain is probably one of the most complex single objects on the face of the earth; I think it is, quite honestly.
I personally think intellectual property is an oxymoron. Physical objects have a completely different natural economy than intellectual goods. It's a tricky thing to try to own something that remains in your possession even after you give it to many others.
John Perry Barlow
Ordinary men live among marvels and feel no wonder, grow familiar with objects and learn nothing new about them.
George Henry Lewes
Politics is the skilled use of blunt objects.
Lester B. Pearson
We at BMW do not build cars as consumer objects, just to drive from A to B. We build mobile works of art.
The rights of persons, and the rights of property, are the objects, for the protection of which Government was instituted.
Beauty is our weapon against nature; by it we make objects, giving them limit, symmetry, proportion. Beauty halts and freezes the melting flux of nature.
John F. Kennedy
C. S. Lewis
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