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C.N. Douglas, comp.  Forty Thousand Quotations: Prose and Poetical.  1917.
 
Symbols (See Signs)
 
  Science sees signs; poetry the thing signified.
J. C. and A. W. Hare.    
  1
  It (Catholicism) supplies a multitude of external forms in which the spiritual may be clothed and manifested.
Nath. Hawthorne.    
  2
        All things are symbols: the external shows
Of Nature have their image in the mind,
As flowers and fruits and falling of the leaves.
Longfellow.    
  3
  Thus in the beginning the world was so made that certain signs come before certain events.
Cicero.    
  4
        Oft on the dappled turf at ease
I sit, and play with similes,
Loose type of things through all degrees.
Wordsworth.    
  5
  If he be not in love with some woman, there is no believing old signs; a’ brushes his hat of o’ mornings; what should that bode?
Shakespeare.    
  6
        With crosses, relics, crucifixes,
Beads, pictures, rosaries, and pixes;
The tools of working out salvation
By mere mechanic operation.
Butler.    
  7
  There is nothing so great or so goodly in creation, but that it is a mean symbol of the gospel of Christ, and of the things He has prepared for them that love Him.
Ruskin.    
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        Sometime we see a cloud that’s dragonish;
A vapour sometime like a bear or lion,
A tower’d citadel, a pendant rock,
A forked mountain, or blue promontory
With trees upon ’t, that nod unto the world,
And mock our eyes with air: thou hast seen these signs;
They are black vesper’s pageants.
Shakespeare.    
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