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Love is a conflict between reflexes and reflections.
An intellectual instinct which extracts the essence from the phenomena of life, as a bee sucks honey from a flower. In addition to study and reflections, life itself serves as a source.Source: On War (1832)
American writer and criticus 1932-0
Customs and convictions change; respectable people are the last to know, or to admit, the change, and the ones most offended by fresh reflections of the facts in the mirror of art.
American non-denominational spiritual teacher, mystic and pacifist 1908-19810
For light I go directly to the Source of light, not to any of the reflections.
English art critic 1819-19000
Imaginary evils soon become real one by indulging our reflections on them.
G. C. Lichtenberg
German writer and physicist 1742-17990
It is hardly to be believed how spiritual reflections when mixed with a little physics can hold people's attention and give them a livelier idea of God than do the often ill-applied examples of his wrath.
Alexis de Tocqueville
French diplomat, political scientist, and historian 1805-18590
The best laws cannot make a constitution work in spite of morals; morals can turn the worst laws to advantage. That is a commonplace truth, but one to which my studies are always bringing me back. It is the central point in my conception. I see it at the end of all my reflections.
American statesman, President 1751-18360
What is government itself but the greatest of all reflections on human nature? If men were angels, no government would be necessary. If angels were to govern men, neither external nor internal controls on government would be necessary.