God created man and, finding him not sufficiently alone, gave him a companion to make him feel his solitude more keenly.
A man’s true secrets are more secret to himself than they are to others.
Long years must pass before the truths we have made for ourselves become our very flesh.
The history of thought may be summed up in these words: it is absurd by what it seeks and great by what it finds.
The universe is built on a plan the profound symmetry of which is somehow present in the inner structure of our intellect.
Poe is the only impeccable writer. He was never mistaken.
God made everything out of nothing, but the nothingness shows through.
History is the science of things which are not repeated.
In poetry everything which must be said is almost impossible to say well.
A great man is one who leaves others at a loss after he is gone.