A man may imagine things that are false, but he can only understand things that are true, for if the things be false, the apprehension of them is not understanding.
Apprehension, uncertainty, waiting, expectation, fear of surprise, do a patient more harm than any exertion.
Some other faculty than the intellect is necessary for the apprehension of reality.
Grief has limits, whereas apprehension has none. For we grieve only for what we know has happened, but we fear all that possibly may happen.
There are more things to alarm us than to harm us, and we suffer more often in apprehension than reality.
Apprehension is natural, but it must not be concluded that it is a threat. Certainly not.
Human life is driven forward by its dim apprehension of notions too general for its existing language.
Jealousy is the fear or apprehension of superiority: envy our uneasiness under it.
This goodly frame, the earth, seems to me a sterile promontory.
Jealousy is that pain which a man feels from the apprehension that he is not equally beloved by the person whom he entirely loves.
Progress is measured by richness and intensity of experience - by a wider and deeper apprehension of the significance and scope of human existence.
If a person studies too much and exhausts his reflective powers, he will be confused, and will not be able to apprehend even that which had been within the power of his apprehension. For the powers of the body are all alike in this respect.
The sense of death is most in apprehension, And the poor beetle, that we tread upon, In corporal sufferance finds a pang as great As when a giant dies.
The sense of death is most in apprehension.
Beauty is a relation, and the apprehension of it a comparison.
The mere apprehension of a coming evil has put many into a situation of the utmost danger.
By recognizing a favorable opinion of yourself, and taking pleasure in it, you in a measure give yourself and your peace of mind into the keeping of another, of whose attitude you can never be certain. You have a new source of doubt and apprehension.
A nickname is the heaviest stone that the devil can throw at a man. It is a bugbear to the imagination, and, though we do not believe in it, it still haunts our apprehensions.
I cannot but be grieved to go from my native land, and especially from that part of it for whom and with whom I desired only to live; yet the dreadful apprehensions I have of what is coming upon this land may help to make me submissive to this providence, though more bitter.
What a piece of work is a man, how noble in reason, how infinite in faculties, in form and moving how express and admirable, in action how like an angel, in apprehension how like a god.
Wink and shut their apprehensions up.
If we admit a thing so extraordinary as the creation of this world, it should seem that we admit something strange, and odd, and new to human apprehension, beyond any other miracle whatsoever.
The apprehension of the good Gives but the greater feeling to the worse.
When delicate and feeling souls are separated, there is not a feature in the sky, not a movement of the elements, not an aspiration of the breeze, but hints some cause for a lover's apprehension.
When the legislative and executive powers are united in the same person, or in the same body of magistrates, there can be no liberty; because apprehensions may arise, lest the same monarch or senate should enact tyrannical laws, to execute them in a tyrannical manner.
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