Degrees

Famous quotes containing the word degrees:

    Always the laws of light are the same, but the modes and degrees of seeing vary.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    Gradually we come to admit that Shakespeare understands a greater extent and variety of human life than Dante; but that Dante understands deeper degrees of degradation and higher degrees of exaltation.
    —T.S. (Thomas Stearns)

    By degrees we may come to know the primitive sense of the permanent objects of nature, so that the world shall be to us an open book, and every form significant of its hidden life and final cause.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)