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.— Novalis
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Learning is pleasurable but doing is the height of enjoyment.
Poetry heals the wounds inflicted by reason.
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.
Knowledge is only one half. Faith is the other.
In cheerful souls there is no wit. Wit shows a disturbance of the equipoise.
When you understand how to love one thing, then you also understand how to love everything.
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.
Nature is an aeolian harp, a musical instrument whose tones are the re-echo of higher strings within us.
In a work of art, chaos must shimmer through the veil of order.
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.
The badge of honesty is simplicity.
The history of every individual man should be a Bible.
Accident is simply unforeseen order.
Many things are too delicate to be thought; many more, to be spoken.
Not only England, but every Englishman is an island.
Man is lyrical, woman epic, marriage dramatic.
Only as far as a man is happily married to himself is he fit for married life and family life in general.
Imagination places the future world for us either above or below or in reincarnation. We dream of travels throughout the universe: is not the universe within us? We do not know the depths of our spirit. The mysterious path leads within. In us, or nowhere, lies eternity with its worlds, the past and the future.
When one begins to reflect on philosophy—then philosophy seems to us to be everything, like God, and love. It is a mystical, highly potent, penetrating idea—which ceaselessly drives us inward in all directions. The decision to do philosophy—to seek philosophy is the act of self-liberation—the thrust toward ourselves.
We are near waking when we dream we are dreaming.
The artist belongs to his work, not the work to the artist.
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.
One should, when overwhelmed by the shadow of a giant, move aside and see if the colossal shadow isn't merely that of a pygmy blocking out the sun.
Our bodies are molded rivers.
Where children are, there is the golden age.
Every stage of education begins with childhood.
That is why the most educated person on earth so much resembles a child.
The highest purpose of intellectual cultivation is to give a man a perfect knowledge and mastery of his own inner self.
The ideal of morality has no more dangerous rival than the ideal of highest strength, of most powerful life. It is the maximum of the savage.
Perceptibility is a kind of attentiveness.
Philosophy ... bears witness to the deepest love of reflection, to absolute delight in wisdom.
To philosophize means to make vivid.
Nothing is more indispensable to true religiosity than a mediator that links us with divinity.
Morality must be the heart of our existence, if it is to be what it wants to be for us. The highest form of philosophy is ethics. Thus all philosophy begins with "I am." The highest statement of cognition must be an expression of that fact which is the means and ground for all cognition, namely, the goal of the I.
Philosophy is really nostalgia, the desire to be at home.
There is an energy which springs from sickness and debility: it has a more powerful effect than the real, but, sadly, expires in an even greater infirmity.
Only an artist can interpret the meaning of life.
Many books are longer than they seem.
They have indeed no end. The boredom that they cause is truly absolute and infinite.
I was still blind, but twinkling stars did dance Throughout my being's limitless expanse, Nothing had yet drawn close, only at distant stages I found myself, a mere suggestion sensed in past and future ages.
There is but one temple in the universe and that is the body of man.
My opinion, my conviction, gains immensely in strength and sureness the minute a second mind as adopted it.
Mathematics is the Life of the Gods.
What delights, what pleasures does your life offer you that outweigh the raptures of death?
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.
Before abstraction everything is one, but one like chaos;
after abstraction everything is united again, but this union is a free binding of autonomous, self-determined beings. Out of a mob a society has developed, chaos has been transformed into a manifold world.
The best thing about the sciences is their philosophical ingredient, like life for an organic body. If one dephilosophizes the sciences, what remains left? Earth, air, and water.
The art of writing books is not yet invented.
But it is at the point of being invented. Fragments of this nature are literary seeds. There may be many an infertile grain among them: nevertheless, if only some come up!
Every disease is a musical problem. Its cure a musical solution. The more rapid and complete the solution, the greater the musical talent of the doctor.
Christianity is the root of all democracy, the highest fact in the rights of men.
A complete need should not exist... love, life in common with loved ones?