Speech is great, but silence is greater.
~ in Past and Present
Everywhere the human soul stands between a hemisphere of light and another of darkness on the confines of two everlasting hostile empires,
~ in”The Opera”, Necessity and Free Will
In books lies the soul of the whole past time; the articulate, audible voice of the past, when the body and material substance of it has altogether vanished like a dream.
If Jesus Christ were to come today, people would not even crucify him. They would ask him to dinner, and hear what he had to say, and make fun of it.
Our grand business undoubtedly is, not to see what lies dimly at a distance, but to do what lies clearly at hand.
Be not a slave of words.
Nature is the time-vesture of God that reveals him to the wise, and hides him from the foolish.
That there should one Man die ignorant who had capacity for Knowledge, this I call tragedy.
The greatest of faults, I should say, is to be conscious of none.