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Famous quotes containing the word detect:

    A stranger may easily detect what is strange to the oldest inhabitant, for the strange is his province.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    If the individuals who compose the purest circles of aristocracy in Europe, the guarded blood of centuries, should pass in review, in such manner as that we could, at leisure, and critically inspect their behavior, we might find no gentleman, and no lady; for, although excellent specimens of courtesy and high-breeding would gratify us in the assemblage, in the particulars, we should detect offence. Because, elegance comes of no breeding, but of birth.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    Jealousy is never satisfied with anything short of an omniscience that would detect the subtlest fold of the heart.
    George Eliot [Mary Ann (or Marian)