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Quotes about thing

Men are disturbed not by things, but by the view which they take of them.
Epictetus - Handbook (Enchiridion) / 

There are certain things that we hide in order to reveal them.
Michel de Montaigne - Essays / 

He is fortunate who had been able to learn the causes of things.
Publius Vergilius Maro / 

The cost of a thing is the amount of what I will call life which is required to be exchanged for it, immediately or in the long run.
Henry David Thoreau - Walden; or, Life in the Woods / 

It is valid to conclude from actuality to possibility, but not from possibility to actuality.

Conformity of the intellect to the things.
Thomas Aquinas / 

Doubt always arises from the fact that things are investigated without order.
Baruch Spinoza / 

Only the passions, the great passions, can lift the soul to the greatest things.
Denis Diderot - Philosophical Thoughts / 

Beauty is no quality in things themselves : It exists merely in the mind which contemplates them ; and each mind perceives a different beauty.
David Hume - Of the Standard of Taste / 

Things do not change we change.
Henry David Thoreau - Walden; or, Life in the Woods / 

Things do not lay hold of the soul.
Marcus Aurelius - Meditations / 

Does, then, the truly beautiful need anything beyond ?
Marcus Aurelius - Meditations / 

The eyes cannot know the nature of things.
Lucretius, Titus Lucretius Carus - De rerum natura / 

'Know yourself' is the whole of science. Only at the end of the perception of all things will man have recognized himself. For things are only the borders of man.
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche - The Dawn / 

It is possible to entertain no thought about this, and not to be troubled in spirit; for things of themselves are not so constituted as to create our judgements upon them.
Marcus Aurelius - Meditations / 

Great things only require to be simply told.
Jean de La Bruyere - Les Caractères / 

The order and connection of the thought is identical to with the order and connection of the things.
Baruch Spinoza - Ethics / 

All men are not capable of great things, but all are sensitive to great things.
Alfred de Musset / 

In great affairs men show themselves as they wish to be seen; in small things they show themselves as they are.
Nicolas Chamfort - Maximes et pensées / 

The imagination is nothing other than the subject transported into things.
Gaston Bachelard / 

Happiness is in the taste, and not in the things themselves; we are happy from possessing what we like, not from possessing what others like.
François de La Rochefoucauld - Reflections, or Sentences and Moral Maxims / 

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