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SENSIBILITY
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[ Also see Appreciation Cultivation Delicacy Emotion Feeling Heart Influence Instinct Quality Refinement Sense Senses Sentiment Sympathy Tact Tears ]

The really sensitive are too sensitive to ever talk about it.
      - Madame de Chateauneuf Rieiux (Renee de Rieux)(called "La Belle")

Feeling hearts--touch them but lightly--pour
  A thousand melodies unheard before.
      - Samuel Rogers

Sensibility is nature's celestial spring.
      - Sir Walter Scott

If sensuality were happiness, beasts were happier than men; but human felicity is lodged in the soul, not in the flesh.
      - Seneca (Lucius Annaeus Seneca)

Men have marble, women waxen, minds.
      - William Shakespeare

To touch the quick.
      - Sophocles, Ajax (786)

Feeling loves a subdued light.
      - Madame Anne Sophie Swetchine (Soimonoff)

Too much sensibility creates unhappiness, too much insensibility creates crime.
      - Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Perigord

Too quick a sense of constant infelicity.
      - Jeremy Taylor, Sermon

I sit with my toes in a brook,
  And if any one axes forwhy?
    I hits them a rap with my crook,
      For 'tis sentiment does it, says I.
      - Horace (Horatio) Walpole, 4th Earl of Orford,
        see Cunningham's "Walpole"


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