He who does not become familiar with nature through love will never know her.
There are writers in Germany who drink the Absolute like water; and there are books in which even the dogs make references to the Infinite.
An artist is he for whom the goal and center of life is to form his mind.
Plato’s philosophy is a dignified preface to future religion.
A definition of poetry can only determine what poetry should be and not what poetry actually was and is; otherwise the most concise formula would be: Poetry is that which at some time and some place was thus named.
There is no self-knowledge but an historical one. No one knows what he himself is who does not know his fellow men, especially the most prominent one of the community, the master’s master, the genius of the age.
Think of something finite molded into the infinite, and you think of man.
Nothing truly convincing – which would possess thoroughness, vigor, and skill – has been written against the ancients as yet; especially not against their poetry.
Eternal life and the invisible world are only to be sought in God. Only within Him do all spirits dwell. He is an abyss of individuality, the only infinite plenitude.
Versatility of education can be found in our best poetry, but the depth of mankind should be found in the philosopher.