All theory, dear friend, is gray, but the golden tree of life springs ever green.
Character, in great and little things, means carrying through what you feel able to do.
Politics is the art of the possible.
An aphorism ought to be entirely isolated from the surrounding world like a little work of art and complete in itself like a hedgehog.
Action without a name, a who attached to it, is meaningless.
Man is not the lord of beings. Man is the shepherd of Being.
Many works of the ancients have become fragments. Many works of the moderns are fragments at the time of their origin.
To be full of things is to be empty of God. To be empty of things is to be full of God.
The Christian resolution to find the world ugly and bad has made the world ugly and bad.
He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.