Marsilio Ficino Quote

When the object of sense is very violent, it injures sense at once, so that sense, after its occurrence, cannot immediately discern its weaker objects. Thus extreme brightness offends the eye, and a very loud noise offends the ears. Mind, however, is otherwise; by its most excellent object it is neither injured nor ever confused. Nay, rather, after this object is known, it distinguishes inferior things at once more clearly and more truly.


p. 205 - Five Questions Concerning the Mind (1495)

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When the object of sense is very violent, it injures sense at once, so that sense, after its occurrence, cannot immediately discern its weaker...

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When the object of sense is very violent, it injures sense at once, so that sense, after its occurrence, cannot immediately discern its weaker...

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When the object of sense is very violent, it injures sense at once, so that sense, after its occurrence, cannot immediately discern its weaker...

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When the object of sense is very violent, it injures sense at once, so that sense, after its occurrence, cannot immediately discern its weaker...