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Happiness is a sunbeam which may pass through a thousand bosoms without losing a particle of its original ray; nay, when it strikes on a kindred heart, like the converged light on a mirror, it reflects itself with redoubled brightness. It is not perfected till it is shared.Jane Porter
Citations of aether
- a substance (aether) once thought to fill all space
- 1973 — Somewhere, through exhaustion, redirection, gusts of white noise out in the aether, this arrangement has begun now to dissolve. — Thomas Pynchon, Gravity’s Rainbow
- in ancient philosophy
- 2002, Philip Ball, The Elements: A Very Short Introduction, Oxford 2004, p. 10
- There is thus a fifth classical element, which Aristotle called the aether. But it is inaccessible to earthly beings, and so plays no part in the constitution of mundane matter.