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" DISORDERS of intellect, answered Imlac, happen much more often than superficial observers will easily believe. Perhaps, if we speak with rigorous exactness, no human mind is in its right state. There is no man whose imagination does not sometimes predominate... "
Wit and Wisdom of Samuel Johnson - Σελίδα 153
των Samuel Johnson, George Birkbeck Norman Hill - 1888 - 323 σελίδες
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A Dictionary of Thoughts

Tryon Edwards - 1908 - 644 σελίδες
...all of us imaginative in some form or other, for images are the brood of desire. — George Eliot. pen to a man who is trying to escape tyrannize, and force him to hope or fear beyond the limits of sober probability. — Johnson. A vile...

A Dictionary of Thoughts: Being a Cyclopedia of Laconic Quotations from the ...

Tryon Edwards - 1908 - 644 σελίδες
...all of us imaginative in some form or other, for images are the brood of desire. — George FÀiot. No man will be found in whose mind airy notions do not sometimes tyrannize, and force him to hope or fear beyond the limits of sober probability. — Johnson, A vile...

Improvement Era, Τόμος 10,Τεύχος 2

1907
...human mind is in its right state. There is no man whose imagination does not sometimes predominate over his reason, who can regulate his attention wholly...found in whose mind airy notions do not sometimes tyrannize, and force him to hope or fear beyond the limits of sober probability. All power of fancy...

Fairies in Nineteenth-Century Art and Literature

Nicola Bown - 2001 - 235 σελίδες
...the fancy was an uncontrollable force that might very well lead to mental, bodily or social disorder: No man will be found in whose mind airy notions do...power of fancy over reason is a degree of insanity ... it is not pronounced madness but when it becomes ungovernable, and apparently influences speech...
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What's Left of Enlightenment?: A Postmodern Question

Keith Michael Baker, Peter Hanns Reill - 2001 - 203 σελίδες
...one is safe from the imagination: 'There is no man whose imagination does not sometimes predominate over his reason, who can regulate his attention wholly...will, and whose ideas will come and go at his command. ... All power of fancy over reason is a degree of insanity; . . . By degrees the reign of fancy is...
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Mary Wollstonecraft and the Feminist Imagination

Barbara Taylor - 2003 - 331 σελίδες
...to maintain them led to a strong re-affirmation of older hostilities toward the fantasising psyche. 'No man will be found in whose mind airy notions do...hope or fear beyond the limits of sober probability,' Samuel Johnson cautioned in his Rasselas. 'All power of fancy over reason is a degree of insanity.'14...
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The Anatomy of Madness: Essays in the History of Psychiatry, Τόμος 1

William F. Bynum, Roy Porter, Michael Shepherd - 2004 - 336 σελίδες
...human mind is in its right state. There is no man whose imagination does not sometimes predominate over his reason, who can regulate his attention wholly...of insanity; but while this power is such as we can controul and repress, it is not visible to others, nor considered as any deprivation of the mental...
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Flesh in the Age of Reason

Roy Porter, Former Professor of the Social History of Medicine Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine Roy Porter - 2004 - 573 σελίδες
...'There is no man whose imagination does not sometimes predominate over his reason, who can regulate this attention wholly by his will, and whose ideas will come and go at his command. . . . All power of fancy over reason is a degree of insanity.' It was precisely this despotism of imagination...
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Mansfield Park

Jane Austen - 2005 - 738 σελίδες
...mind's dynamic qualities and reflects his insistence that mental life is often beyond our control: 'no man will be found in whose mind airy notions do not sometimes tyrannize' (Samuel Johnson, Rasselas, Prince ofAbissinia, in Works (12 vols., London, 1820), vol. 3...
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What Good are the Arts?

John Carey - 2006 - 286 σελίδες
...reason . . . There is no man whose imagination does not sometimes predominate over his reason . . . and force him to hope or fear beyond the limits of...power of fancy over reason is a degree of insanity. For Swift, though, the alternative to reason is not insanity but lust, bestiality, passion and the...
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