Art is not pleasure, or an amusement; art is a great matter.
~ in What Is Art?
God cannot be understood by logical reasoning but only by submission.
~ in Wise Thoughts for Every Day: On God, Love, Spirit, and Living a Good Life
Governments need armies to protect them against their enslaved and oppressed subjects.
~ in The Kingdom of God is Within You
I know that most men, including those at ease with problems of the greatest complexity, can seldom accept even the simplest and most obvious truth if it be such as would oblige them to admit the falsity of conclusions which they have delighted in explaining to colleagues, which they have proudly taught to others, and which they have woven, thread by thread, into the fabric of their lives.
Truth, like gold, is to be obtained not by its growth, but by washing away from it all that is not gold.