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In England, The cold, inconsiderate of persons ... benumbs your feet.
—  Marsilio Ficino
A lady with whom I was riding in the forest said to me that the woods always seemed to her to wait, as if the genii who inhabit them suspended their deeds until the wayfarer had passed onward; a thought which poetry has celebrated in the dance of the fairies, which breaks off on the approach of human feet.
—  Marsilio Ficino
There is a moment in the history of every nation, when ... the perceptive powers reach their ripeness and have not yet become microscopic: so that man, at that instant ... with his feet still planted on the immense forces of night, converses by his eyes and brain with solar and stellar creation.
—  Marsilio Ficino
Law it is ... which hears without ears, sees without eyes, moves without feet and seizes without hands.
—  Marsilio Ficino
... the poor man, whom the law does not allow to take ... a pair of shoes for his freezing feet, is allowed to put his hand into the pocket of the rich, and say, You shall educate me.
—  Marsilio Ficino
The civilized man has built a coach, but has lost the use of his feet.
—  Marsilio Ficino
Wealth begins ... in giving on all sides by tools and auxiliaries the greatest possible extension to our powers; as if it added feet and hands and eyes and blood.
—  Marsilio Ficino
Who can wonder at the attractiveness ... of ... the bar, for our ambitious young men, when the highest bribes of society are at the feet of the successful orator?
—  Marsilio Ficino
Laurel crowns cleave to deserts And power to him who power exerts; Hast not thy share? On winged feet, Lo! it rushes thee to meet;.
—  Marsilio Ficino
... books that ... distribute things ... with as daring a freedom as we use in dreams, put us on our feet again.
—  Marsilio Ficino
The fate of the poor shepherd, who, blinded and lost in the snow-storm, perishes in a drift within a few feet of his cottage door, is an emblem of the state of man.
—  Marsilio Ficino
What is odious but ... people ... who toast their feet on the register.
—  Marsilio Ficino
A sturdy lad ... who teams it, farms it ... and always like a cat falls on his feet, is worth a hundred of these city dolls.
—  Marsilio Ficino
You are running to seek your friend. Let your feet run, but your mind need not.
—  Marsilio Ficino
Artists in each of the arts seek after and care for nothing but love.
—  Marsilio Ficino
The abstractionist and the materialist thus mutually exasperating each other, and the scoffer expressing the worst of materialism, there arises a third party to occupy the middle ground between these two, the skeptic, namely. He finds both wrong by being in extremes. He labors to plant his feet, to be the beam of the balance.
—  Marsilio Ficino
No man can claim to usurp more than a few cubic feet of the audibilities of a public room.
—  Marsilio Ficino

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