The first step towards vice is to shroud innocent actions in mystery, and whoever likes to conceal something sooner or later has reason to conceal it.
It began in mystery, and it will end in mystery, but what a savage and beautiful country lies in between.
Esoteric or inner knowledge is no different from other kinds of human knowledge and ability. It is a mystery for the average person only to the extent that writing is a mystery for those who have not yet learned to write.
Evil being the root of mystery, pain is the root of knowledge.
When you acknowledge the integrity of your solitude, and settle into its mystery, your relationships with others take on a new warmth, adventure and wonder.
How great is the mystery of the first cells which were one day animated by the breath of our souls! How impossible to decipher the welding of successive influences in which we are forever incorporated! In each one of us, through matter, the whole history of the world is in part reflected.
I hear the singing of the lives of women. They clear mystery, the offering, and pride.
There can be no prestige without mystery, for familiarity breeds contempt.
Community begins in mystery and ends in administration. Leaders move away from people and into paper.
We also maintain – again with perfect truth – that mystery is more than half of beauty, the element of strangeness that stirs the senses through the imagination.