To romanticize the world is to make us aware of the magic, mystery and wonder of the world; it is to educate the senses to see the ordinary as extraordinary, the familiar as strange, the mundane as sacred, the finite as infinite.
Friendship, love, and piety ought to be handled with a sort of mysterious secrecy; they ought to be spoken of only in the rare moments of perfect confidence, to be mutually understood in silence. Many things are too delicate to be thought; many more, to be spoken.
A hero is one who knows how to hang on one minute longer.
Where are we really going? Always home.
Life must not be a novel that is given to us, but one that is made by us.
Learning is pleasurable but doing is the height of enjoyment.
The mysterious path goes inward. It is in us, and not anywhere else, where the eternity of the worlds, the past and the future are found.
Nature is an aeolian harp, a musical instrument whose tones are the re-echo of higher strings within us.
Poetry heals the wounds inflicted by reason.
In cheerful souls there is no wit. Wit shows a disturbance of the equipoise.
The badge of honesty is simplicity.
There is but one temple in the universe, and that is the body of man.
Every beloved object is the center point of a paradise.
When you understand how to love one thing, then you also understand how to love everything.
Everything at a distance turns into
poetry; distant mountains, distant
people, distant events; all become
Man is a sun, his senses are the planets.
Christianity is the root of all democracy, the highest fact in the rights of men.
There is but one temple in the world, and that is the body of man. Nothing is holier than this high form. Bending before men is a reverence done to this revelation in the flesh. We touch heaven when we lay our hand on a human body.
Many things are too delicate to be thought; many more, to be spoken.
The Bible begins gloriously with Paradise, the symbol of youth, and ends with the everlasting kingdom, with the holy city. The history of every man should be a Bible.
Only an artist can interpret the meaning of life.
Humanity is the higher meaning of our planet, the nerve that connects this part of it with the upper world, the eye it raises to heaven.
Character and fate are two words for the same thing
Philosophy is properly home-sickness; the wish to be everywhere at home.
The seat of the soul is where the inner world and the outer world meet. Where they overlap, it is in every point of the overlap.
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