Monday, September 21, 2015

Over sensibility

  "To feel is amiable; but to feel too keenly is injurious both to mind and body; and a habit of giving way to sensibility, which we should endeavor to regulate, though not to eradicate, may end in a morbid weakness of mind, which may appear to romantic persons very gentle and very interesting, but will undoubtedly render its victims very useless in society. Our feelings were given to us to excite to action, and when they end in themselves, they are impressed to no one good purpose that I know of." Bishop Sandford, photo found on

I have to watch out for this, sometimes I get nearly paralyzed by sentimentalism and the like; I like his conclusion that, "that feelings were given to us to excite action.." 

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