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S. Austin Allibone, comp.  Prose Quotations from Socrates to Macaulay.  1880.
  Sensibility would be a good portress if she had but one hand: with her right she opens the door to pleasure, but with her left to pain.
Charles Caleb Colton.    
  Sentiment, as here and elsewhere employed by Dr. Reid in the meaning of opinion (sententia), is not to be imitated.
Sir William Hamilton.    
  Sensibility appears to me to be neither good nor evil in itself, but in its application. Under the influence of Christian principle it makes saints and martyrs; ill directed, or uncontrolled, it is a snare, and the source of every temptation; besides, as people cannot get it if it is not given them, to descant on it seems to me as idle as to recommend people to have black eyes or fair complexions.
Hannah More.    
  The word sentiment, agreeably to the use made of the word by our best English writers, expresses, in my own opinion, very happily, those complex determinations of the mind which result from the co-operation of our entire rational powers and of our moral feelings.
Dugald Stewart.    
  Mr. Hume sometimes employs (after the manner of the French metaphysicians) sentiment as synonymous with feeling,—a use of the word quite unprecedented in our tongue.
Dugald Stewart.    

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