Quotations About / On: IMAGINE

  • 31.
    When our vices leave us, we like to imagine it is we who are leaving them.
    (François, Duc De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680), French writer, moralist. repr. F.A. Stokes Co., New York (c. 1930). Moral Maxims and Reflections, no. 193 (1665-1678), trans. London (1706).)
  • 32.
    Science becomes dangerous only when it imagines that it has reached its goal.
    (George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. (1911). The Doctor's Dilemma, preface, The Bodley Head Bernard Shaw: Collected Plays with their Prefaces, vol. 3, ed. Dan H. Laurence (1971).)
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  • 33.
    Old men, imagining themselves under obligation to young paramours, seldom keep any thing from their knowledge.
    (Samuel Richardson (1689-1761), British novelist. Third edition, London (1751). Anna Howe, in Clarissa, vol. 5, p. 36, AMS Press (1990).)
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  • 34.
    A man is never as fortunate—or as unfortunate—as he imagines.
    (François, Duc De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680), French writer, moralist. Maximes, no. 49 (1678).)
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  • 35.
    Dignity, and even holiness too, sometimes, are more questions of coat and waistcoat than some people imagine.
    (Charles Dickens (1812-1870), British novelist. Oliver Twist, ch. 37, p. 267 (1838).)
  • 36.
    One cannot imagine St. Francis of Assisi talking about rights.
    (Simone Weil (1909-1943), French philosopher, mystic. repr. In Selected Essays, ed. Richard Rees (1962). "Human Personality," La Table Ronde (written 1943, published December 1950).)
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  • 37.
    It is said that some Western steamers can run on a heavy dew, whence we can imagine what a canoe may do.
    (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. "The Allegash and East Branch" (1864) in The Maine Woods (1864), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 3, p. 272, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
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  • 38.
    There is no real reality to a really imagined life any more.
    (Gertrude Stein (1874-1946), U.S. author. The Geographical History of America, Random House (1936).)
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  • 39.
    We imagined that the sun shining on their bare heads had stamped a liberal and public character on their most private thoughts.
    (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers (1849), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 1, p. 226, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
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  • 40.
    One can hardly imagine a more healthful employment, or one more favorable to contemplation and the observation of nature.
    (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers (1849), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 1, p. 221, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
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