Mathematics is, as it were, a sensuous logic, and relates to philosophy as do the arts, music, and plastic art to poetry.
Alas! they had been friends in youth; but whispering tongues can poison truth.
Publication is to thinking as childbirth is to the first kiss.
Talk of the devil, and his horns appear.
Whoever does not philosophize for the sake of philosophy, but rather uses philosophy as a means, is a sophist.
I wish our clever young poets would remember my homely definitions of prose and poetry; that is, prose = words in their best order; – poetry = the best words in the best order.
He who begins by loving Christianity more than Truth, will proceed by loving his sect or church better than Christianity, and end in loving himself better than all.
Nothing is more witty and grotesque than ancient mythology and Christianity; that is because they are so mystical.
A mother is a mother still, The holiest thing alive.
Poetry heals the wounds inflicted by reason.