The true meaning of religion is thus, not simply morality, but morality touched by emotion.
It is almost impossible to exaggerate the proneness of the human mind to take miracles as evidence, and to seek for miracles as evidence.
Still bent to make some port he knows not where, still standing for some false impossible shore.
Nature, with equal mind, Sees all her sons at play, Sees man control the wind, The wind sweep man away.
France, famed in all great arts, in none supreme.
For the creation of a masterwork of literature two powers must concur, the power of the man and the power of the moment, and the man is not enough without the moment.
Culture is properly described as the love of perfection; it is a study of perfection.
Not a having and a resting, but a growing and becoming, is the character of perfection as culture conceives it.
Waiting for the spark from heaven to fall.
Our society distributes itself into Barbarians, Philistines and Populace; and America is just ourselves with the Barbarians quite left out, and the Populace nearly.