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American poet 1887-1972+1
War is pillage versus resistance and if illusions of magnitude could be transmuted into ideals of magnanimity, peace might be realized.
G. C. Lichtenberg
German writer and physicist 1742-17990
Astronomy is perhaps the science whose discoveries owe least to chance, in which human understanding appears in its whole magnitude, and through which man can best learn how small he is.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
English poet 1792-18220
Constancy has nothing virtuous in itself, independently of the pleasure it confers, and partakes of the temporizing spirit of vice in proportion as it endures tamely moral defects of magnitude in the object of its indiscreet choice.
American writer and criticus 1932-0
Government is either organized benevolence or organized madness; its peculiar magnitude permits no shading.
German philosopher 1788-18600
Great minds are related to the brief span of time during which they live as great buildings are to a little square in which they stand: you cannot see them in all their magnitude because you are standing too close to them.
English author 1847-19160
It is the direction and not the magnitude which is to be taken into consideration.
German poet and philosopher 1844-19000
Mathematics would certainly have not come into existence if one had known from the beginning that there was in nature no exactly straight line, no actual circle, no absolute magnitude.
Roman poet 43 BC - 17 AD0
People are slow to claim confidence in undertakings of magnitude.
Charles Caleb Colton
English writer 1780-18320
The consequences of things are not always proportionate to the apparent magnitude of those events that have produced them. Thus the American Revolution, from which little was expected, produced much; but the French Revolution, from which much was expected, produced little.
Understanding reduces the greatest to simplicity, and lack of its causes the least to take on the magnitude.