There is music in the beauty, and the silent note which Cupid strikes, far sweeter than the sound of an instrument; for there is music wherever there is harmony, order, or proportion; and thus far we may maintain the music of the spheres.6
Note 4. The mind is its own place, and in itself Can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven. John Milton: Paradise Lost, book i. line 253. [back]
Note 5. The human features and countenance, although composed of but some ten parts or little more, are so fashioned that among so many thousands of men there are no two in existence who cannot be distinguished from one another.Pliny the Elder: Natural History, book vii. chap. i.
Of a thousand shavers, two do not shave so much alike as not to be distinguished.Samuel Johnson (1777).
There never were in the world two opinions alike, no more than two hairs or two grains; the most universal quality is diversity.Montaigne: Of the Resemblance of Children to their Fathers, book i. chap. xxxvii. [back]