Life is a quarry, out of which we are to mold and chisel and complete a character.
The poem is never complete in the mind. It emerges, and then it’s like an act of unveiling. The unveiling is the longest and most difficult part of it.
Evil is only imperfection, that which is not complete, which is becoming, but has not yet found its end.
It is the children between five and seven who are the word-lovers. It is they who show a predisposition toward such study. Their undeveloped minds can not yet grasp a complete idea with distinctness. They do, however, understand words. And they may be entirely carried away by their ecstatic, their tireless interest in the parts of speech.
The dogma of woman’s complete historical subjection to men must be rated as one of the most fantastic myths ever created by the human mind.
When the mind is empty, silent, when it is in a state of complete negation – which is not blankness, nor the opposite of being positive, but a totally different state in which all thought has ceased – only then is it possible for that which is unnameable to come into being.
Our nature consists in motion; complete rest is death.
In his state of complete powerlessness the individual perceives the time he has left to live as a brief reprieve.
For every artist, experience is never complete until it has been reproduced in creative work.
Our notion of the perfect society embraces the family as its center and ornament, and this paradise is not secure until children appear to animate and complete the picture.