To one who waits, all things reveal themselves so long as you have the courage not to deny in the darkness what you have seen in the light.
A woman is a foreign land.
One fool will deny more truth in half an hour than a wise man can prove in seven years.
Ask abundantly, for the measure of your asking shall be that of your receiving.
Books are influential in proportion to their obscurity, provided that the obscurity be that of inexpressible Realities. The Bible is the most obscure book in the world. He must be a great fool who thinks he understands the plainest chapter of it.
The promises of God are samples of what is promised; as a handful of wheat is of the barn.
The ardour chills us which we do not share.
To have noughtIs to have all things without care or thought!
Ah, whither shall a maiden flee, When a bold youth so swift pursues, And siege of tenderest courtesy, With hope perseverant, still renews!
What a Lover sees in the Beloved is the projected shadow of his own potential beauty in the eyes of God.
Science is a line, art a superficies, and life or the knowledge of God, a solid.
The Spirit of man is like a kite, which rises by means of those very forces which seem to oppose its rise; the tie that joins it to the earth, the opposing winds of temptation, and the weight of earth-born affections which it carries with it into the sky.
It is one thing to be blind, and another to be in darkness.
Creation differs from subsistence only as the first leap of a fountain differs from its continuance.
A moment's fruition of a true felicity is enough and eternity not too much.
They who ask for no sign shall have many.
Kind souls, you wonder why, love you, When you, you wonder why, love none We love, Fool, for the good we do, Not that which unto us is done!
How light the touches are that kiss the music from the chords of life!
The sunshine dreaming upon Salmon's heightIs not so sweet and whiteAs the most heretofore sin-spotted SoulThat darts to its delightStraight from the absolution of a faithful fight.
For want of me the world's course will not fail;When all its work is done the lie shall rot;The truth is great and shall prevailWhen none cares whether it prevail or not.
None thrives for long upon the happiest dream.
I drew my bride, beneath the moon,Across my threshold; happy hour!But, ah, the walk that afternoonWe saw the water-flags in flower!
If we may credit certain hints contained in the lives of the saints, love raises the spirit above the sphere of reverence and worship into one of laughter and dalliance: a sphere in which the soul says: 'Shall I, a gnat which dances in Thy ray, Dare to be reverent?'
The modern Agnostic improves upon the ancient by adding "I don't care" to "I don't know.
Great is his faith who dares believe his own eyes.
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