Sensibility

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Sensibility refers to an acute perception of or responsiveness toward something, such as the emotions of another. This concept emerged in eighteenth-century Britain, and was closely associated with studies of sense perception as the means through which knowledge is gathered. It also became associated with sentimental moral philosophy.

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Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations[edit]

Quotes reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 698.
  • Chords that vibrate sweetest pleasure
    Thrill the deepest notes of wo.
  • Susceptible persons are more affected by a change of tone than by unexpected words.
  • Noli me tangere.
    • Do not wish to touch me. Touch me not.
    • John, XX. 17. From the Vulgate.
  • And the heart that is soonest awake to the flowers
    Is always the first to be touch'd by the thorns.
  • It seem'd as if each thought and look
    And motion were that minute chain'd
    Fast to the spot such root she took,
    And—like a sunflower by a brook,
    With face upturn'd—so still remain'd!
    • Thomas Moore, Loves of the Angels, First Angel's Story, line 33.
  • Too quick a sense of constant infelicity.
  • 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.

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