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C.N. Douglas, comp.  Forty Thousand Quotations: Prose and Poetical.  1917.
 
Perception
 
  The more sand has escaped from the hour-glass of our life, the clearer we should see through it.
Richter.    
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        Minds that have nothing to confer
  Find little to perceive.
Wordsworth.    
  2
  All papas and mammas have exactly that sort of sight which distinguishes objects at a distance clearly, while they need spectacles to see those under their very noses.
Ruffini.    
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  Make a point never so clear, it is great odds that a man whose habits and the bent of whose mind lie a contrary way, shall be unable to comprehend it. So weak a thing is reason in competition with inclination.
Bishop Berkeley.    
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