If our condition were truly happy, we would not seek diversion from it in order to make ourselves happy.
Systematic philosophical and practical anti-intellectualism such as we are witnessing appears to be something truly novel in the history of human culture.
No man is truly educated unless he knows where he came from, why he is here, and where he can expect to go in the next life.
The first real unhappiness I remember to have felt was when some one told me, one day, that I did not love God. I insisted, almost tearfully, that I did; but I was told that if I did truly love Him I should always be good. I knew I was not that, and the feeling of sudden orphanage came over me like a bewildering cloud.
Many of us think that compassion drains us, but I promise you it is something that truly enlivens us.
Our friends interpret the world and ourselves to us, if we take them tenderly and truly.
You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.
They’re only truly great who are truly good.
Truly fertile Music, the only kind that will move us, that we shall truly appreciate, will be a Music conducive to Dream, which banishes all reason and analysis. One must not wish first to understand and then to feel. Art does not tolerate Reason.
A string of excited, fugitive, miscellaneous pleasures is not happiness; happiness resides in imaginative reflection and judgment, when the picture of one’s life, or of human life, as it truly has been or is, satisfies the will, and is gladly accepted.