To know a truth well, one must have fought it out.
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.
Where children are, there is the golden age.
Happy those who here on earth have dreamt of a higher vision! They will the sooner be able to endure the glories of the world to come.
Innocence and ignorance are sisters. But there are noble and vulgar sisters. Vulgar innocence and ignorance are mortal, they have pretty faces, but wholly without expression, and of a transient beauty; the noble sisters are immortal, their lofty forms are unchangeable, and their countenances are still radiant with the light of paradise. They dwell in heaven, and visit only the noblest and most severely tried of mankind.
Nature is an AEolian harp, a musical instrument, whose tones are the reecho of higher strings within us.
The highest purpose of intellectual cultivation is to give a man a perfect knowledge and mastery of his own inner self.
A character is a completely fashioned will.
It is certain my belief gains quite infinitely the very moment I can convince another mind thereof.
The artist belongs to his work, not the work to the artist.
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Character is a perfectly educated will.
I often feel, and ever more deeply I realize, that fate and character are the same conception.
A certain degree of solitude seems necessary to the full growth and spread of the highest mind; and therefore must a very extensive intercourse with men stifle many a holy germ, and scare away the gods, who shun the restless tumult of noisy companies and the discussion of petty interests.
We are near waking when we dream we are dreaming.
Poetry heals the wounds inflicted by reason.
Character is perfectly educated will.
No one who has not a complete knowledge of himself will ever have a true understanding of another.
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