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The mind is like a richly woven tapestry in which the colors are distilled from the experiences of the senses, and the design drawn from the convolutions of the intellect.
Nothing can be found in the intellect if previously has not been found in the senses.
If we extend our senses, then, consequently, we will extend our knowledge. It's really very basic.
WWI is a romantic war, in all senses of the word. An entire generation of men and women left the comforts of Edwardian life to travel bravely, and sometimes even jauntily, to almost certain death. At the very least, any story or novel about WWI is about innocence shattered in the face of experience.
My struggle has been to return painting to the tangible object, which is like returning the personality to touching and feeling the world around it, to offset the tendency to vagueness and abstraction. To remind people of practical activity, to suggest the sense and not to escape from the senses.
I started writing because there's an absence of things I was familiar with or that I dreamed about. One of my senses of anger is related to this vacancy - a yearning I had as a teenager... and when I get ready to write, I think I'm trying to fill that.
Faith indeed tells what the senses do not tell, but not the contrary of what they see. It is above them and not contrary to them.
Faith certainly tells us what the senses do not, but not the contrary of what they see; it is above, not against them.
Man has no Body distinct from his Soul; for that called Body is a portion of Soul discerned by the five Senses, the chief inlets of Soul in this age.
Once conform, once do what others do because they do it, and a kind of lethargy steals over all the finer senses of the soul.
Michel de Montaigne
The subtlety of nature is greater many times over than the subtlety of the senses and understanding.
Terrible is the fight put up by the senses. Fight bravely! Conquer them you must.
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!
When the shriveled skin of the ordinary is stuffed out with meaning, it satisfies the senses amazingly.
Nothing we use or hear or touch can be expressed in words that equal what is given by the senses.
There is nothing besides a spiritual world; what we call the world of the senses is the Evil in the spiritual world, and what we call Evil is only the necessity of a moment in our eternal evolution.
When music fails to agree to the ear, to soothe the ear and the heart and the senses, then it has missed the point.
Every child senses, with all the horse sense that's in him, that any parent is angry inside when children misbehave and they dread more the anger that is rarely or never expressed openly, wondering how awful it might be.
Men, it has been well said, think in herds; it will be seen that they go mad in herds, while they only recover their senses slowly, and one by one.
The eye is the most refined of our senses, the one which communicates most directly with our mind, our consciousness.
Knowledge, the object of knowledge and the knower are the three factors which motivate action; the senses, the work and the doer comprise the threefold basis of action.
Whoever realizes that the six senses aren't real, that the five aggregates are fictions, that no such things can be located anywhere in the body, understands the language of Buddhas.
People think that their world will get smaller as they get older. My experience is just the opposite. Your senses become more acute. You start to blossom.
I'm really happy I went to a Catholic school because a lot of the repressive tactics they use make for great senses of humor.
I love riding, even if it's just my Vespa. You just zip and do your thing. I find there's a different awareness when I ride; it connects me to my senses and to God.
Leonardo da Vinci
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