What is emitted from the divine, though it be only like the reflection from the fire, still has the divine reality in itself, and one might almost ask what were the fire without glow, the sun without light, or the Creator without the creature?
The Bible is the cradle wherein Christ is laid.
Wit as an instrument of revenge is as infamous as art is as a means of sensual titillation.
By its very nature the beautiful is isolated from everything else. From beauty no road leads to reality.
An animal’s eyes have the power to speak a great language.
It is not doing the thing we like to do, but liking the thing we have to do, that makes life blessed.
It appears a bold thing to say so when one sees how much many a modern author who knows how to make a skilful use of the Book of Chronicles has to tell about the tabernacle.
Sertorius was far from being strong enough to renew the gigantic enterprise of Hannibal. He was lost if he left Spain, where all his successes were bound up with the peculiarities of the country and the people; and even there, he was more and more compelled to renounce the offensive.
In the sphere of thought, absurdity and perversity remain the masters of the world, and their dominion is suspended only for brief periods.
The soul that sees beauty may sometimes walk alone.