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SUBLIMITY
[ Also see Absurdity Beauty Excellence Greatness Nobility Perfection ]

How sublime is the audacious tautology of Mohammed, God is God!
      - William R. Alger

Like evil, sublimity is also contagious.
      - Honore de Balzac

I know of nothing sublime which is not some modification of power.
      - Edmund Burke

Nothing so effectually deadens the taste of the sublime as that which is light and radiant.
      - Edmund Burke

One source of the sublime is infinity.
      - Edmund Burke

Sublimity is Hebrew by birth.
      - Samuel Taylor Coleridge

"The sublime," says Longinus, "is often nothing but the echo or image of magnanimity"; and where this quality appears in any one, even though a syllable be not uttered, it excites our applause and admiration.
      - David Hume

Hear we not the hum of mighty workings?
      - John Keats (1)

The sublime only paints the true, and that too in noble objects; it paints it in all its phases, its cause and its effect; it is the most worthy expression or image of this truth. Ordinary minds cannot find out the exact expression, and use synonymes.
      - Jean de la Bruyere

The sublime, when it is introduced at a seasonable moment, has often carried all before it with the rapidity of lightning, and shown at a glance the mighty power of genius.
      - Dionysius Cassius Longinus

From the sublime to the ridiculous there is but one step.
      - Napoleon Bonaparte (Napoleon I)

The sublime is the temple-step of religion, as the stars are of immeasurable space. When what is mighty appears in nature,--a storm, thunder, the starry firmament, death,--then utter the word "God" before the child. A great misfortune, a great blessing, a great crime, a noble action, are building-sites for a child's church.
      - Jean Paul Friedrich Richter (Johann Paul Richter) (used ps. Jean Paul)

Anything which elevates the mind is sublime. Greatness of matter, space, power, virtue or beauty, are all sublime.
      - John Ruskin

Stupidity has its sublime as well as genius, and he who carries that quality to absurdity has reached it; which is always a source of amusement to sensible people.
      - Christoph Martin Wieland


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