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Sir Isaac Newton
British scientist, mathematician 1642-17270
A man may imagine things that are false, but he can only understand things that are true, for if the things be false, the apprehension of them is not understanding.
Charles Horton Cooley
American sociologist 1864-19290
By recognizing a favorable opinion of yourself, and taking pleasure in it, you in a measure give yourself and your peace of mind into the keeping of another, of whose attitude you can never be certain. You have a new source of doubt and apprehension.
History or custom or social utility or some compelling sense of justice or sometimes perhaps a semi-intuitive apprehension of the pervading spirit of our law must come to the rescue of the anxious judge and tell him where to go.
Alfred N. Whitehead
English philosopher and mathematician 1861-19470
Human life is driven forward by its dim apprehension of notions too general for its existing language.
American academic and social critic 1947-0
Men who shrink from penetration of the female body are paralyzed by justifiable apprehension, since they are returning to our uncanny site of origin.Source: Vamps and Tramps (1994)
F. L. Lucan
Roman epic poet 39-65 AD0
The mere apprehension of a coming evil has put many into a situation of the utmost danger.
Roman philosopher, statesman and playwright 5 BC - 65 A.D.0
There are more things to alarm us than to harm us, and we suffer more often in apprehension than reality.
English playwright and poet 1564-16160
What a piece of work is a man! How noble in reason, how infinite in faculty, in form and moving how express and admirable, in action how like an angel, in apprehension how like a god - the beauty of the world, the paragon of animals!
Richard Brinsley Sheridan
Anglo-Irish dramatist 1751-18160
When delicate and feeling souls are separated, there is not a feature in the sky, not a movement of the elements, not an aspiration of the breeze, but hints some cause for a lover's apprehension.
English preacher and writer 1608-1661-1
The excessive desire of pleasing goes along almost always with the apprehension of not being liked.Source: Introductio ad Prudentiam II (1740) 178