To know what you prefer instead of humbly saying Amen to what the world tells you you ought to prefer, is to have kept your soul alive.
There is one knows not what sweet mystery about this sea, whose gently awful stirrings seem to speak of some hidden soul beneath.
Music is a hidden arithmetic exercise of the soul, which does not know that it is counting.
Somewhere, everywhere, now hidden, now apparent in what ever is written down, is the form of a human being. If we seek to know him, are we idly occupied?
Art is the most intense mode of individualism that the world has known.
The soul is healed by being with children.
The humble are in danger when those in power disagree.
An aged man is but a paltry thing, a tattered coat upon a stick, unless soul clap its hands and sing, and louder sing for every tatter in its mortal dress.
Nature is relentless and unchangeable, and it is indifferent as to whether its hidden reasons and actions are understandable to man or not.
But let there be spaces in your togetherness and let the winds of the heavens dance between you. Love one another but make not a bond of love: let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.
Astronomy compels the soul to look upward and leads us from this world to another.
For as the eyes of bats are to the blaze of day, so is the reason in our soul to the things which are by nature most evident of all.
Since we cannot know all there is to be known about anything, we ought to know a little about everything.
Happiness resides not in possessions, and not in gold, happiness dwells in the soul.
How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live.
The aim and final end of all music should be none other than the glory of God and the refreshment of the soul.
To those who ask what the infinitely small quantity in mathematics is, we answer that it is actually zero. Hence there are not so many mysteries hidden in this concept as they are usually believed to be.
The habits of life form the soul, and the soul forms the countenance.
If there is a transmigration of souls then I am not yet on the bottom rung. My life is a hesitation before birth.
I was bold in the pursuit of knowledge, never fearing to follow truth and reason to whatever results they led, and bearding every authority which stood in their way.
Never can the innate power of a work be hidden or locked away. A work of art can be forgotten by time; it can be forbidden and rejected but the elemental will always prevail over the ephemeral.
Nothing that comes from the deep, passional soul is bad, or can be bad.
To go to the world below, having a soul which is like a vessel full of injustice, is the last and worst of all the evils.
The end of life is to be like God, and the soul following God will be like Him.
Well, from an acting point of view, I bear no relation, I don't look like Alfred Kinsey at all, but I thought somewhere in my artist's soul, my actor's soul, I could capture something of the spirit of the man.