The crucial thing in any work of any kind is that it must be a gift – the reader must possess it even more than the person who wrote it. It must be given completely.
What is of the nature of spirit and soul must be gleaned from facts belonging to the spirit and soul; we shall then know that in the living thinking which is liberated from the will, a life-germ has been discerned which passes through the gate of death, goes through the spiritual world after death, and afterwards returns again to earthly life.
You must be fit to give before you can be fit to receive.
The immortality of the soul is a matter which is of so great consequence to us and which touches us so profoundly that we must have lost all feeling to be indifferent about it.
The novelist must ground his work in faithful study of human nature.
If I am capable of grasping God objectively, I do not believe, but precisely because I cannot do this I must believe.
The worker must have bread, but she must have roses, too. Help, you women of privilege, give her the ballot to fight with.
Time, place, and action may with pains be wrought, but genius must be born; and never can be taught.
Uniform ideas originating among entire peoples unknown to each other must have a common ground of truth.
Advocates of capitalism are very apt to appeal to the sacred principles of liberty, which are embodied in one maxim: The fortunate must not be restrained in the exercise of tyranny over the unfortunate.