Other parts of the body assist the speaker but the hands speak themselves. — By them we ask, promise, invoke, dismiss, threaten, entreat, deprecate. — By them we express fear, joy, grief, our doubts, assent, or penitence; we show moderation or profusion, and mark number and time.
If you direct your whole thought to work itself, none of the things which invade eyes or ears will reach the mind.
Suffering itself does less afflict the senses than the anticipation of suffering.
A great part of art consists in imitation. For the whole conduct of life is based on this: that what we admire in others we want to do ourselves.
We make a pretext of difficulty to excuse our sloth.
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