Quotes: apprehension

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  • Sir Isaac Newton
    Sir Isaac Newton
    British scientist, mathematician 1642-1727
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    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
    Charles Horton Cooley
    American sociologist 1864-1929
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    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.
  • Alfred N. Whitehead
    Alfred N. Whitehead
    English philosopher and mathematician 1861-1947
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    Human life is driven forward by its dim apprehension of notions too general for its existing language.
  • Thomas Fuller
    Thomas Fuller
    English preacher and writer 1608-1661
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    The excessive desire of pleasing goes along almost always with the apprehension of not being liked.

    Source: Introductio ad Prudentiam II (1740) 178

  • F. L. Lucan
    F. L. Lucan
    Roman epic poet 39-65 AD
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    The mere apprehension of a coming evil has put many into a situation of the utmost danger.
  • Seneca
    Seneca
    Roman philosopher, statesman and playwright 5 BC - 65 A.D.
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    There are more things to alarm us than to harm us, and we suffer more often in apprehension than reality.
  • William Shakespeare
    William Shakespeare
    English playwright and poet 1564-1616
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    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
    Richard Brinsley Sheridan
    Anglo-Irish dramatist 1751-1816
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    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.
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