If an educational act is to be efficacious, it will be only that one which tends to help toward the complete unfolding of life. To be thus helpful it is necessary rigorously to avoid the arrest of spontaneous movements and the imposition of arbitrary tasks.
The development of language is part of the development of the personality, for words are the natural means of expressing thoughts and establishing understanding between people.
Divine love does not weigh down, nor carry his servant captive and enslaved to the lowest depths, but raises him, supports him and magnifies him above all liberty whatsoever.
If intelligence is the triumph of life, the spoken word is the marvellous means by which this intelligence is manifested.
Those who are truly contemporary are those who neither perfectly coincide with their time nor adapt to its demands… Contemporariness, then, is that relationship with time that adheres to it through a disconnection.
Life is pain and the enjoyment of love is an anesthetic.
Tomorrow is the day when idlers work, and fools reform, and mortal men lay hold on heaven.
Those who gave away their wings are sad not to see them fly.
Although one soul lives in the whole body, and all the body’s members are controlled by one soul, still the whole body and the whole soul and the parts of the universe are vivified by a certain total spirit.
Real misanthropes are not found in solitude, but in the world; since it is experience of life, and not philosophy, which produces real hatred of mankind.