It is thus superstition infatuates man from his infancy, fills him with vanity, and enslaves him with fanaticism.
Women are from their very Infancy debarred those advantages, with the want of which they are afterwards reproached, and nursed up in those vices which will hereafter be upbraided to them. So partial are men as to expect brick where they afford no straw.Mary Astell
In unexperienc'd Infancy Many a sweet mistake doth lie.thomas traherne
He trailed the clouds of his own gloryafter him; hell lay about him in his Infancy. He was ready for more deaths. SeeWordsworth 926:24.
The second childhood of a saint is the early Infancy of a happy immortality, as we believe.william mountford
I dare say you marvel sometimes at my independent way of walking through the world just as if nature had made me of your sex instead of poor Eve's. Trust me, my beloved friend, the mind has no sex but what habit and education give it, and I who was thrown in Infancy upon the world like a wreck upon the waters have learned, as well to struggle with the elements as any male child of Adam.frances wright
In those parts of the world where learning and science has prevailed, miracles have ceased; but in such parts of it as are barbarous and ignorant, miracles are still in vogue; which is of itself a strong presumption that in the Infancy of letters, learning and science, or in the world's non-age, those who confided in miracles, as a proof of the divine mission of the first promulgators of revelation, were imposed upon by fictitious appearances instead of miracles.ethan allen
Every human being lived behind an impenetrable wall of choking mist within which no other but he existed. Occasionally there were the dim signals from deep within the cavern in which another man was located so that each might grope toward the other. Yet because they did not know one another, and could not understand one another, and dared not trust one another, and felt from Infancy the terrors and insecurity of that ultimate isolation there was the hunted fear of man for man, the savage rapacity of man toward man.Isaac Asimov
Flowers ... that are so pathetic in their beauty, frail as the clouds, and in their colouring as gorgeous as the heavens, had through thousands of years been the heritage of children honoured as the jewellery of God only by them when suddenly the voice of Christianity, counter-signing the voice of Infancy, raised them to a grandeur transcending the Hebrew throne, although founded by God himself, and pronounced Solomon in all his glory not to be arrayed like one of these.thomas de quincey
We are constantly railing against the passions; we ascribe to them all of man’s afflictions, and we forget that they are also the source of all his pleasures … But what provokes me is that only their adverse side is considered … and yet only passions, and great passions, can raise the soul to great things. Without them there is no sublimity, either in morals or in creativity. Art returns to Infancy, and virtue becomes small-minded.Denis Diderot
The fact that we are all trained to be mothers from Infancy on means that we are all trained to devote our lives to men, whether they are our sons or not; that we are all trained to force other women to exemplify the lack of qualities which characterizes the cultural construct of femininity.Andrea Dworkin
Progress , far from consisting in change , depends on retentiveness. When change is absolute there remains no being to improve and no direction is set for possible improvement: and when experience is not retained, as among savages, Infancy is perpetual. Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.george santayana
Taught from their Infancy that beauty is woman's sceptre, the mind shapes itself to the body, and roaming round its gilt cage, only seeks to adorn its prison.mary wollstonecraft
The lover of nature is he whose inward and outward senses are still truly adjusted to each other; who has retained the spirit of Infancy even into the era of manhood. His intercourse with heaven and earth, becomes part of his daily food.ralph waldo emerson
"Nations, like men, have their Infancy."
It is thus superstition infatuates man from his Infancy, fills him with vanity, and enslaves him with fanaticism.
Beneath some orange-trees, Whose fruit and blossoms in the breeze Were wantoning together free, Like age at play with Infancy.thomas moore
The person of the King is by law made up of two bodies: a natural body, subject to Infancy, infirmity, sickness and death; and a political body, powerful, perfect and perpetual.
Our birth is but a sleep and a forgetting: The Soul that rises with us, our life's Star, Hath had elsewhere its setting, And cometh from afar: Not in entire forgetfulness, And not in utter nakedness, But trailing clouds of glory do we come From God, who is our home: Heaven lies about us in our Infancy!william wordsworth
The second childhood of a saint is the early Infancy of a happy immortality, as we believe.
Just Cause: [Learn] not to contradict your father in anything; nor by calling him Iapetus, to reproach him with the ills of age, by which you were reared in your Infancy. (tr. Hickie 1853, vol. 1, Perseus ) Just Discourse: Do not bandy words with your father, nor treat him as a dotard, nor reproach the old man, who has cherished you, with his age. (tr. Athen. 1912, vol. 1, p. 359)
Progress, far from consisting in change, depends on retentiveness. When change is absolute there remains no being to improve and no direction is set for possible improvement: and when experience is not retained, as among savages, Infancy is perpetual. Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.