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Observe the Nature of all Objects of Sense

"Our mental powers should enable us to perceive the swiftness with which all things vanish away...

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#176

176. Tragedy presupposes the value of living creatures.

Caute

"Ideas too sometimes fall from the tree before they are ripe."

The Dangers of Anthropomorphism

“What peculiar privilege has this little agitation of the brain which we call thought, that we must thus make it the model of the whole universe? Our partiality in our own favour does indeed present it on all occasions; but... Continue Reading →

Scientia

"Common sense leaves us completely in the dark as to the true intrinsic nature of physical objects, ...

#278

278. Art that conveys beauty without tragedy is at best incomplete, and at worst a lie.

Thus let thy power

"Thus let thy power, which like the Truth of nature on my passive youth Descended, to my onward life supply Its calm, to one who worships thee And every form containing thee, Whom, SPIRIT fair, thy spells did bind, To... Continue Reading →

The limits of my perception are the limits of my world

“Let us fix our attention out of ourselves as much as possible: let us chase our imagination to the heavens, or to the utmost limits of the universe; we never really advance a step beyond ourselves, nor can conceive any... Continue Reading →

Human Beings are like Rivers

“One of the commonest and most generally accepted delusions is that every man can be qualified in some particular way -- said to be kind, wicked, stupid, energetic, apathetic, and so on. People are not like that. We may say... Continue Reading →

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