There is that indescribable freshness and unconsciousness about an illiterate person that humbles and mocks the power of the noblest expressive genius.
You don't want to love - your eternal and abnormal craving is to be loved. You aren't positive, you're negative. You absorb, absorb, as if you must fill yourself up with love, because you've got a shortage somewhere.
The great cosmic illusion is a hierophany... One is devoured by Time, not because one lives in Time, but because one believes in its reality, and therefore forgets or despises eternity.
Because our choices are largely based on survival. But if life is eternal, life is not a question.
But mathematics is the sister, as well as the servant, of the arts and is touched by the same madness and genius.
Heaven grant us patience with a man in love.
The wave is the same as the ocean, though it is not the whole ocean. So each wave of creation is a part of the eternal Ocean of Spirit. The Ocean can exist without the waves, but the waves cannot exist without the Ocean.
The best people renounce all for one goal, the eternal fame of mortals; but most people stuff themselves like cattle.
We are nauseated by the sight of trivial personalities decomposing in the eternity of print.
The two most powerful warriors are patience and time.
If I shall exist eternally, how shall I exist tomorrow?
What is Genius? - To aspire to a lofty aim and to will the means to that aim.
Minds have been given to men out of the eternal fires you call fixed stars and planets, those spherical solids which, quickened with divine minds,journey through their circuits and orbits with amazing speed.
Little children are still the symbol of the eternal marriage between love and duty.
Beauty is a precious trace that eternity causes to appear to us and that it takes away from us. A manifestation of eternity, and a sign of death as well.
Towering genius disdains a beaten path. It seeks regions hitherto unexplored.
Everyone is a genius at least once a year. The real geniuses simply have their bright ideas closer together.
It is preferable to love a genius than to love the masterpieces of a mediocre soul.
The new spirituality will also base itself on a third very large spiritual understanding, which is that life is eternal. Most religious people claim to believe that, but very few people actually live as if that were true.
We do not know what to do with this short life, yet we want another which will be eternal.
Often and often afterwards, the beloved Aunt would ask me why I had never told anyone how I was being treated. Children tell little more than animals, for what comes to them they accept as eternally established.
The world has lost a comic genius. I've lost my best friend. (on Oliver Hardy's death)
A host is like a general: calamities often reveal his genius.
Patience is the art of concealing your impatience.
Patience, that blending of moral courage with physical timidity.