A mere copier of nature can never produce any thing great, can never raise and enlarge the conceptions, or warm the heart of the spectator.
God forbid that Judges upon their oath should make resolutions to enlarge jurisdiction.cowper, william, 1st earl cowper
To enlarge or illustrate this power and effect of love is to set a candle in the sun.robert burton
The direct tendency of (Astronomy) is to dilate the heart with universal benevolence, and to enlarge its views.
'World' is a large term, but man must enlarge his allegiance, considering himself in the light of a world citizen... A person who truly feels: 'The world is my homeland; it is my America, my India, my Philippines, my England, my Africa,' will never lack scope for a useful and happy life. His natural local pride will know limitless expansion; he will be in touch with creative universal currents.paramahansa yogananda
If art does not enlarge men's sympathies, it does nothing morally.
Philosophy is to be studied, not for the sake of any definite answers to its questions, since no definite answerscan, asa rule, be knowntobetrue, but rather for the sake of the questions themselves; because these questions enlarge our conception of what is possible, enrich our intellectual imagination, and diminish the dogmatic assurance which closes the mind against speculation; but above all because, through the greatness of the universe which philosophy contemplates, the mind also is rendered great, and becomes capable of that union with the universe which constitutes its highest good.
As the Knowledge of Nature tends to enlarge the human Mind, and give us more noble, more grand, and exalted Ideas of the AUTHOR of Nature, and if well pursu'd, seldom fails producing something useful to Man.
In fact, all the additional knowledge gained by an irrationally constituted society may but enlarge and enhance the powers of death and destruction.paul a. baran
The business of art is to enlarge and correct the heart and to lift our ideals out of the ugly and the mean through love of the ideal...The business of art is to appeal to the soul.florence earle coates
If art does not enlarge men's sympathies, it does nothing morally.george eliot
Nothing in our Constitution is plainer than that declaration of a war is entrusted only to Congress. Of course, a state of war may in fact exist without a formal declaration. But no doctrine that the Court could promulgate would seem to me more sinister and alarming than that a President whose conduct of foreign affairs is so largely uncontrolled, and often even is unknown, can vastly enlarge his mastery over the internal affairs of the country by his own commitment of the Nation's armed forces to some foreign venture.robert h. jackson
The end of law is not to abolish or restrain, but to preserve and enlarge freedom . For in all the states of created beings, capable of laws, where there is no law there is no freedom.john locke
Mark what 'tis his mind aims at in the question , and not what words he expresses it in: and when you have informed and satisfied him in that, you shall see how his thoughts will enlarge themselves, and how by fit answers he may be led on farther than perhaps you could have imagine. For knowledge is grateful to the understanding, as light to the eyes.john locke
Glory is like a circle in the water , Which never ceaseth to enlarge itself Till, by broad spreading it disperse to nought.william shakespeare
They that on glorious ancestors enlarge, Produce their debt, instead of their discharge.Edward Young
God forbid that Judges upon their oath should make resolutions to enlarge jurisdiction.
In vain I trusted that the flowing bowl Would banish sorrow, and enlarge the soul. To the late revel, and protracted feast, Wild dreams succeeded, and disorder'd rest.Matthew Prior
Forgiveness does not change the past but it does enlarge the future .
To enlarge the sphere of social happiness is worthy of the benevolent design of a Masonic institution; and it is most fervently to be wished, that the conduct of every member of the fraternity, as well as those publications, that discover the principles which actuate them, may tend to convince mankind that the grand object of Masonry is to promote the happiness of the human race.
'Tis not the concern of a day, a year, or an age; posterity are virtually involved in the contest, and will be more or less affected, even to the end of time, by the proceedings now. Now is the seed time of continental union, faith and honor. The least fracture now will be like a name engraved with the point of a pin on the tender rind of a young oak; The wound will enlarge with the tree, and posterity read it in full grown characters.