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Then the soul, freed from vice, purged by studies of true philosophy, versed in spiritual life, and practised in matters of the intellect, devoted to the contemplation of her own substance, as if awakened from deepest sleep, opens those eyes which all possess but few use, and sees in herself a ray of that light which is the true image of the angelic beauty communicated to her, and of which she then communicates a faint shadow to the body.
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Men demonstrate their courage far more often in little things than in great.

— Baldassare Castiglione

Then the soul, freed from vice, purged by studies of true philosophy, versed in spiritual life, and practised in matters of the intellect, devoted to the contemplation of her own substance, as if awakened from deepest sleep, opens those eyes which all possess but few use, and sees in herself a ray of that light which is the true image of the angelic beauty communicated to her, and of which she then communicates a faint shadow to the body.

— Baldassare Castiglione

Obvious effort is the antithesis of grace.

— Baldassare Castiglione

Beauty, I believe, comes from God; therefore, there can be no beauty without goodness.

— Baldassare Castiglione

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