"There must be room for the imagination to exercise its powers we must conceive and apprehend a thousand things which we do not actually witness."
"If a person studies too much and exhausts his reflective powers, he will be confused, and will not be able to apprehend even that which had been within the power of his apprehension. For the powers of the body are all alike in this respect."
"To feel most beautifully alive means to be reading something beautiful, ready always to apprehend in the flow of language the sudden flash of poetry."
"Intelligence is quickness to apprehend as distinct form ability, which is capacity to act wisely on the thing apprehended."
"Freedom from care and anxiety of mind is a blessing, which I apprehend such people enjoy in higher perfection than most others, and is of the utmost consequence."