„Before the soul can see, the Harmony within must be attained, and fleshly eyes be rendered blind to all illusion.“

—  Helena Blavatsky, livro A Voz do Silêncio
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Before I taught my tongue to wound
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But felt through all this fleshly dress
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—  Henry Vaughan Welsh author, physician and metaphysical poet 1621 - 1695
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„It would be worth the while to look closely into the eye which has been open and seeing at such hours, and in such solitudes, its dull, yellowish, greenish eye. Methinks my own soul must be a bright invisible green.“

—  Henry David Thoreau 1817-1862 American poet, essayist, naturalist, and abolitionist 1817 - 1862
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„Eyes so transparent that through them one sees the lucent soul.“

—  Théophile Gautier, Paris
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Soft as her clime, and sunny as her skies.“

—  George Gordon Byron English poet and a leading figure in the Romantic movement 1788 - 1824
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„It is not politics that can bring true liberty to the soul; that must be achieved, if at all, by philosophy;“

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