I appeal from your customs. I must be myself. I cannot break myself any longer for you, or you. If you can love me for what I am, we shall be the happier. If you cannot, I will still seek to deserve that you should. I will not hide my tastes or aversions. I will so trust that what is deep is holy, that I will do strongly before the sun and moon whateverinly rejoices me, and the heart appoints. If you are noble, I will love you; if you are not, I will not hurt you and myself by hypocritical attentions. If you are true, but not in the same truth with me, cleave to your companions; I will seek my own.
What the imagination seizes as beauty must be the truth.
So far as hypotheses are concerned, let no one expect anything certain from astronomy, which cannot furnish it, lest he accept as the truth ideas conceived for another purpose, and depart from this study a greater fool than when he entered it.
Every decent and well-spoken individual affects and sways me more than is right.? I ought to go upright and vital and speak the rude truth in all ways.
Dignity, and even holiness too, sometimes, are more questions of coat and waistcoat than some people imagine.
... truth is handsomer than the affectation of love.
I believe there's an inner power that makes winners or losers. And the winners are the ones who really listen to the truth of their hearts.
When you are joyous, look deep into your heart and you shall find it is only that which has given you sorrow that is giving you joy. When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.
I wash my hands of those who imagine chattering to be knowledge, silence to be ignorance, and affection to be art.
When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.
Teach this triple truth to all: A generous heart, kind speech, and a life of service and compassion are the things which renew humanity.
We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
We know the truth, not only by the reason, but also by the heart.
That which is false troubles the heart, but truth brings joyous tranquility.
Son, brother, father, lover, friend. There is room in the heart for all the affections, as there is room in heaven for all the stars.
A scientific man ought to have no wishes, no affections, - a mere heart of stone.
It is usually the imagination that is wounded first, rather than the heart; it being much more sensitive.
I am afraid that the schools will prove the very gates of hell, unless they diligently labor in explaining the Holy Scriptures and engraving them in the heart of the youth.
Of life's two chief prizes, beauty and truth, I found the first in a loving heart and the second in a laborer's hand.
O Holy Spirit, descend plentifully into my heart. Enlighten the dark corners of this neglected dwelling and scatter there Thy cheerful beams.
I CAN easily conceive, most Holy Father, that as soon as some people learn that in this book which I have written concerning the revolutions of the heavenly bodies, I ascribe certain motions to the Earth, they will cry out at once that I and my theory should be rejected.
There are deeper strata of truth in cinema, and there is such a thing as poetic, ecstatic truth. It is mysterious and elusive, and can be reached only through fabrication and imagination and stylization.
My heart has been stolen too - but I've gone and got it back every single time!
Why do you hasten to remove anything which hurts your eye, while if something affects your soul you postpone the cure until next year?
Faith means living with uncertainty - feeling your way through life, letting your heart guide you like a lantern in the dark.