All genius is a conquering of chaos and mystery.
The fixed stars signify the angel in man. That is why man orients himself by them; and that is why women have no appreciation for the starry sky; because they have no sense of the angel in man.
Every true, eternal problem is an equally true, eternal fault; every answer an atonement, every realisation an improvement.
No men who really think deeply about women retain a high opinion of them; men either despise women or they have never thought seriously about them.
The genius which runs to madness is no longer genius.
Fate determines many things, no matter how we struggle.
Among the notable things about fire is that it also requires oxygen to burn – exactly like its enemy, life. Thereby are life and flames so often compared.