Quotes: glance

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  • Carl Sagan
    Carl Sagan
    American astronomer, cosmologist, astrophysicist and author 1934-1996
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    A book is made from a tree. It is an assemblage of flat, flexible parts (still called "leaves") imprinted with dark pigmented squiggles. One glance at it and you hear the voice of another person, perhaps someone dead for thousands of years. Across the millennia, the author is speaking, clearly and silently, inside your head, directly to you. Writing is perhaps the greatest of human inventions, binding together people, citizens of distant epochs, who never knew one another. Books break th
  • A practical botanist will distinguish at the first glance the plant of the different quarters of the globe and yet will be at a loss to tell by what marks he detects them.
  • Harriet Martineau
    Harriet Martineau
    British writer, social criticus 1802-1876
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    Any one must see at a glance that if men and women marry those whom they do not love, they must love those whom they do not marry.
  • Leonardo Da Vinci
    Leonardo Da Vinci
    Italian painter, inventor and musician 1452-1519
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    Every now and then go away, have a little relaxation, for when you come back to your work your judgment will be surer. Go some distance away because then the work appears smaller and more of it can be taken in at a glance and a lack of harmony and proportion is more readily seen.
  • Jean Rostand
    Jean Rostand
    French writer 1897-1977
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    I think I am one of those who can manage not to take on a completely different appearance under their own glance.
  • Alphonse De Lamartine
    Alphonse De Lamartine
    French Poet, Statesman, Historian 1790-1869
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    If one had but a single glance to give the world, one should gaze on Istanbul.
  • Karl Wilhelm Von Humboldt
    Karl Wilhelm Von Humboldt
    German Statesman, Philologist 1767-1835
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    If we glance at the most important revolutions in history, we see at once that the greatest number of these originated in the periodical revolutions of the human mind.
  • St. Augustine of Hippo
    St. Augustine of Hippo
    Roman African Christian theologian and philosopher 354-430
    St. Augustine of Hippo
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    My mind withdrew its thoughts from experience, extracting itself from the contradictory throng of sensuous images, that it might find out what that light was wherein it was bathed.... And thus, with the flash of one hurried glance, it attained to the vision of That Which Is.
  • Cynthia Heimel
    Cynthia Heimel
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    Never judge someone by who he's in love with; judge him by his friends. People fall in love with the most appalling people. Take a cool, appraising glance at his pals.
  • Carl Sagan
    Carl Sagan
    American astronomer, cosmologist, astrophysicist and author 1934-1996
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    One glance at a book and you hear the voice of another person, perhaps someone dead for 1,000 years. To read is to voyage through time.
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
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    Our spontaneous action is always the best. You cannot, with your best deliberation and heed, come so close to any question as your spontaneous glance shall bring you.
  • Bruce Springsteen
    Bruce Springsteen
    American singer-songwriter 1949-
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    She went away, she cut me like a knife
    Hello beautiful thing, maybe you could save my life
    In just a glance, down here on magic street
    Loves a fool's dance
    And I ain't got much sense, but I still got my feet.
    Source: Magic (2007) Girls in Their Summer Clothes
  • Blaise Pascal
    Blaise Pascal
    French physicist, mathematician and philosopher 1623-1662
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    Symmetry is what we see at a glance; based on the fact that there is no reason for any difference...
    Source: Pensees (1669)
  • William Shakespeare
    William Shakespeare
    English playwright and poet 1564-1616
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    The poet's eye, in a fine frenzy rolling, doch glance from heaven to earth, from earth to heaven.
    Source: A midsummer night's dream (1595)
  • G. C. Lichtenberg
    G. C. Lichtenberg
    German writer and physicist 1742-1799
    G. C. Lichtenberg
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    To be content with life - or to live merrily, rather -all that is required is that we bestow on all things only a fleeting, superficial glance; the more thoughtful we become the more earnest we grow.
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