1 Our limbs fail, our senses rot.
2 We have lost the abstract sense of beauty.
3 Philanthropic people lose all sense of humanity.
4 The senses could refine, and the intellect could degrade.
5 The sense of his own beauty came on him like a revelation.
6 No; it was merely an illusion wrought on the troubled senses.
7 The life of the senses was described in the terms of mystical philosophy.
8 Browning writes about that somewhere; but our own senses will imagine them for us.
9 He knew that the senses, no less than the soul, have their spiritual mysteries to reveal.
10 Of the asceticism that deadens the senses, as of the vulgar profligacy that dulls them, it was to know nothing.
11 It was not that mere physical admiration of beauty that is born of the senses and that dies when the senses tire.
12 Yes," continued Lord Henry, "that is one of the great secrets of life--to cure the soul by means of the senses, and the senses by means of the soul.
13 He sought to elaborate some new scheme of life that would have its reasoned philosophy and its ordered principles, and find in the spiritualizing of the senses its highest realization.
14 The worship of the senses has often, and with much justice, been decried, men feeling a natural instinct of terror about passions and sensations that seem stronger than themselves, and that they are conscious of sharing with the less highly organized forms of existence.
15 There were sins whose fascination was more in the memory than in the doing of them, strange triumphs that gratified the pride more than the passions, and gave to the intellect a quickened sense of joy, greater than any joy they brought, or could ever bring, to the senses.
16 The daily sacrifice, more awful really than all the sacrifices of the antique world, stirred him as much by its superb rejection of the evidence of the senses as by the primitive simplicity of its elements and the eternal pathos of the human tragedy that it sought to symbolize.
17 But it appeared to Dorian Gray that the true nature of the senses had never been understood, and that they had remained savage and animal merely because the world had sought to starve them into submission or to kill them by pain, instead of aiming at making them elements of a new spirituality, of which a fine instinct for beauty was to be the dominant characteristic.
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