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Thomas Traherne
(1637-1674) born on
English poet, mystic. He wrote "Roman Forgeries," 1673 and "Christian Ethicks," 1675.
         
   
F
All men see the same objects, but do not equally understand them. Intelligence is the tongue that discerns and tastes them.

R
Had we not loved ourselves at all, we could never have been obliged to love anything. So that self-love is the basis of all love.
A
A little grit in the eye destroyeth the sight of the very heavens, and a little malice or envy a world of joys. One wry principle in the mind is of infinite consequence.
N
The soul is made for action, and cannot rest till it be employed. Idleness is its rust. Unless it will up and think and taste and see, all is in vain.
K
I will not by the noise of bloody wars and the dethroning of kings advance you to glory: but by the gentle ways of peace and love.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "Webster's Electronic Quotebase," ed. Keith Mohler, 1994.
R: Centuries, "Fourth Century," no. 55 (written c. 1672; published 1908).
A: Centuries, "Fourth Century," no. 17 (written c. 1672; first published 1908).
N: Centuries, "Fourth Century," no. 95 (first published 1908), written c. 1672.
K: Centuries, "First Century," no. 4 (written c. 1672; first published 1908).
   


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