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God Almighty is, to be sure, unmoved by passion or appetite, unchanged by affection; but then it is to be added that He neither sees nor hears nor perceives things by any senses like ours; but in a manner infinitely more perfect.
Even in the lives of fishes, sensation is seldom a matter of one thing or another. Senses overlap. The lines between them often tend to be blurred, and the best that we can manage, by way of description from the outside, is to say that the senses of fishes appear to dominate one at a time.
No writer besides Shakespeare has created more memorable characters attached to vices and virtues. In even their least sympathetic characters, one senses a kind of helplessness to passion quivering between the poles of good and evil.
The Negroes have little invention, but strong powers of imitation, so that they readily acquire mechanic arts. They have a great talent for music, and all their external senses are remarkably acute.
Samuel George Morton
To be a racing driver it's essential you have very good eyesight, and that's especially relevant at night. Your senses are heightened, you're travelling over 200mph, you need to focus on that 110-metre braking point and you have to have absolute faith and commitment in your driving.
I learned in the computer game business early on that all senses are not equal. The best example is, you're listening to a radio play and you're driving down the road, and suddenly you realize you haven't seen the road in five minutes. It's because your visual cortex has been partying with your imagination, basically.
Most of my Muslim friends are politically liberal in a lot of senses. They are far more open-minded than the Christian circles I grew up in, which are, you know, actually scarier. That said, too, I still identify with the teachings of Jesus. I don't think they resemble or relate to modern-day Christianity.
Only the middle-aged have all their five senses in the keeping of their wits.
All fiction relies on the real world in the sense that we all take in the world through our five senses and we accumulate details, consciously or subconsciously. This accumulation of detail can be drawn on when you write fiction.
Soldiers of the American Revolution fought that 18th century war with heavy muskets. In the early 20th century, we kids fought it every Fourth of July not only with exploding powder and shimmering flares, but with all of our senses.
There are three schoolmasters for everybody that will employ them - the senses, intelligent companions, and books.
Henry Ward Beecher
Adolescence is a plague on the senses.
I never knew whether to pity or congratulate a man on coming to his senses.
William Makepeace Thackeray
He is the true enchanter, whose spell operates, not upon the senses, but upon the imagination and the heart.
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!
One senses that all the Bolsheviks, even those who ended up as cold-blooded autocrats, had been on a journey from idealism to something else, and didn't notice - to mix periods - when the Rubicon was crossed.
I don't believe civilization can do a lot more than educate a person's senses.
These days, our senses are bombarded with aggression. We are constantly confronted with global images of unending, escalating war and violence.
Margaret J. Wheatley
We evolved to move and to learn with all our five senses!
But the newest research is showing that many properties of the brain are genetically organized, and don't depend on information coming in from the senses.
Every second of every day, our senses bring in way too much data than we can possibly process in our brains.
I learned a lot from Arthur Rimbaud. People talk about how he wanted to be a seer and do that through the derangement of the senses. What they forget was that he also advocated, sternly and austerely, that one must be able to go through all that - and then articulate it.
I think God gave us senses of humor, and we should use them.
Academics tend to have wonderfully infantile senses of humor.
Art is about the messy and marvelous business of coming to your senses - and also, to the senses of the world.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
John F. Kennedy
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