If I am capable of grasping God objectively, I do not believe, but precisely because I cannot do this I must believe.
I must be free… free to do what I like, say what I like, write what I like, within the limits prescribed for me by my own sense of what is seemly and fitting.
Purity of heart is to will one thing.
Every man should follow the bent of his nature in art and letters, always provided that he does not offend against the rules of morality and good taste.
Marriage brings one into fatal connection with custom and tradition, and traditions and customs are like the wind and weather, altogether incalculable.
Take away paradox from the thinker and you have a professor.
Our life always expresses the result of our dominant thoughts.
God creates out of nothing. Wonderful you say. Yes, to be sure, but he does what is still more wonderful: he makes saints out of sinners.
How absurd men are! They never use the liberties they have, they demand those they do not have. They have freedom of thought, they demand freedom of speech.
It is not my wish to lounge about the college and fatten on a fellowship all my days. I am always trying to look upon a college life as a medium not an end.