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14 Sight Quotes

For any man with half an eye, What stands before him may espy; But optics sharp it needs I ween, To see what is not to be seen.

John Trumbull Quotes , Source: McFingal (canto I, l. 67)

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For sight is woman-like and shuns the old. (Ah! he can see enough, when years are told, Who backwards looks.)

Victor Hugo Quotes , Source: Eviradnus (IX)

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And finds with keen, discriminating sight, Black's not so black--nor white so very white.

George Canning Quotes , Source: New Morality

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And for to se, and eek for to be seye.

Geoffrey Chaucer Quotes , Source: The Canterbury Tales (preamble, l. 6,134), The Wife of Bath's Tale

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The age, wherein he lived was dark; but he Could not want sight, who taught the world to see.

Sir John Denham Quotes , Source: in Todd's "Johnson"

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The rarer sene, the lesse in mynde, The lesse in mynde, the lesser payne.

Barnaby Googe Quotes , Source: Sonnettes--Out of Syght, Out of Mynde

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And every eye Gaz'd as before some brother of the sky.

Homer ("Smyrns of Chios") Quotes , Source: The Odyssey (bk. VIII, l. 17), (Pope's translation)

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See and to be seen.

Ben Jonson Quotes , Source: Epithalamion (st. 3, l. 4)

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Two men look out through the same bars: One sees the mud, and one the stars.

Rev. Frederick Langbridge Quotes , Source: in "A Cluster of Quiet Thoughts" published by the Religious Tract Society

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Then purg'd with euphrasy and rue The visual nerve, for he had much to see.

John Milton Quotes , Source: Paradise Lost (bk. XI, l. 414)

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If you gaze long into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you.

John Milton Quotes , Source: Paradise Lost (bk. XI, l. 414)

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We see things not as they are but as we are.

John Milton Quotes , Source: Paradise Lost (bk. XI, l. 414)

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He that had neither beene kithe nor kin, Might have seene a full fayre sight. - Thomas Percy,

Thomas Percy Quotes , Source: Reliques of Ancient Poetry--Robin Hood and Guy of Gisborne

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A monster frightful, formless, immense, with sight removed. [Lat., Monstrum horrendum, informe, ingens, cui lumen ademptum.]

Virgil or Vergil (Publius Virgilius Maro Vergil) Quotes , Source: The Aeneid (III, 658)

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