God is the friend of silence. See how nature - trees, flowers, grass - grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence. We need silence to be able to touch souls.
There are worlds of experience beyond the world of the aggressive man, beyond history, and beyond science. The moods and qualities of nature and the revelations of great art are equally difficult to define; we can grasp them only in the depths of our perceptive spirit.
In imitating the exemplary acts of a God or of a mythic hero, or simply by recounting their adventures, the man of an archaic societydetaches himself from profane time and magically re-enters the Great Time, the sacred time.
We see the world piece by piece, as the sun, the moon, the animal, the tree; but the whole, of which these are shining parts, is the soul.
God gave me a great body and it's my duty to take care of my physical temple.
Art, as far as it is able, follows nature, as a pupil imitates his master; thus your art must be, as it were, God's grandchild.
Oh, how great peace and quietness would he possess who should cut off all vain anxiety and place all his confidence in God.
Small natures require despotism to exercise their sinews, as great souls thirst for equality to give play to their heart.
The insufferable arrogance of human beings to think that Nature was made solely for their benefit, as if it was conceivable that the sun had been set afire merely to ripen men's apples and head their cabbages.
All men are by nature equal, made all of the same earth by one Workman; and however we deceive ourselves, as dear unto God is the poor peasant as the mighty prince.
There is a great deal of unmapped country within us which would have to be taken into account in an explanation of our gusts and storms.
In great contests each party claims to act in accordance with the will of God. Both may be, and one must be wrong.
Nature is the art of God.
To speak truly, few adult persons can see nature. Most persons do not see the sun. At least they have a very superficial seeing.
The laws of nature are but the mathematical thoughts of God.
But I like not these great success of yours; for I know how jealous are the gods.
The Sun is the sole inconsumable fire
And God is the sole inexhaustible Giver.
Women, by their nature, are not exceptional chess players: they are not great fighters.
Beware when the great God lets loose a thinker on this planet!
We are all born sexual creatures,thank God, but it's a pity so many people despise and crush this natural gift.
If I had to choose a religion, the sun as the universal giver of life would be my god.
It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade.
Beware when the great God lets loose a thinker on this planet. Then all things are at risk. It is as when a conflagration has broken out in a great city, and no man knows what is safe, or where it will end. There is not a piece of science, but its flank may be turned to-morrow; there is not any literary reputation, not the so-called eternal names of fame, that may not be revised and condemned. The very hopes of man, the thoughts of his heart, the religion of nations, the manners and morals of mankind, are all at the mercy of a new generalization. Generalization is always a new influx of the divinity into the mind. Hence the thrill that attends it.
To give style to one's character - a great and rare art! He exercises it who surveys all that his nature presents in strength and weakness and then moulds it to an artistic plan until everything appears as art and reason, and even the weaknesses delight the eye.
It is evident that an acquaintance with natural laws means no less than an acquaintance with the mind of God therein expressed.