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''Reason'' is the cause of our falsification of the evidence of the senses. In so far as the senses show becoming, passing away, change, they do not lie.
~ Friedrich Nietzsche

 

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Each day I live in a glass room unless I break it with the thrusting of my senses and pass through the splintered walls to the great landscape.
~ Mervyn Peake

 

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Half of us are blind, few of us feel, and we are all deaf.
~ Sir William Osler

 

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I never know whether to pity or congratulate a man on coming to his senses.
~ William M. Thackeray

 

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I was afraid that by observing objects with my eyes and trying to comprehend them with each of my other senses I might blind my soul altogether.
~ Socrates

 

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Nothing can cure the soul but the senses, just as nothing can cure the senses but the soul.
~ Oscar Wilde

 

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Our ideas are the offspring of our senses; we are not more able to create the form of a being we have not seen, without retrospect to one we know, than we are able to create a new sense. He whose fancy has conceived an idea of the most beautiful form must have composed it from actual existence.
~ Henry Fuseli

 

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Smell is a potent wizard that transports us across thousands of miles and all the years we have lived.
~ Helen Keller

 

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Taste is only to be educated by contemplation, not of the tolerably good but of the truly excellent. I therefore show you only the best works; and when you are grounded in these, you will have a standard for the rest, which you will know how to value, without overrating them.
~ Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

 

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The five senses are horse sense, innocence, common sense, concupiscence, and nonsense.
~ Anonymous

 

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The senses do not deceive us, but the judgment does.
~ Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

 

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There is no way in which to understand the world without first detecting it through the radar-net of our senses.
~ Diane Ackerman

 

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We are all instruments endowed with feeling and memory. Our senses are so many strings that are struck by surrounding objects and that also frequently strike themselves.
~ Denis Diderot

 

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We live on the leash of our senses.
~ Diane Ackerman

 

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