Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.
But now science, spurred on by its powerful delusion, hurtles inexorably towards its limits where the optimism hidden in the essence of logic founders. For the periphery of the circle of science has an infinite number of points and while there is no telling yet how the circle could ever be fully surveyed,the noble and gifted man, before he has reached the middle of his life, still inevitably encounters such peripheral limit points andfinds himself staring into an impenetrable darkness. If he at that moment sees to his horror how in these limits logic coils arounditself and finally bites its own tail - then the new form of knowledge breaks through, tragic knowledge, which in order to be tolerated,needs art as a protection and remedy.
The art of medicine consists in amusing the patient while nature cures the disease.
Faith means living with uncertainty - feeling your way through life, letting your heart guide you like a lantern in the dark.
In general, the art of government consists of taking as much money as possible from one class of citizens to give to another.
The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious - the fundamental emotion which stands at the cradle of true art and true science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead: his eyes are closed.
Do not be too moral. You may cheat yourself out of much life so. Aim above morality. Be not simply good; be good for something.
The wealthy are always surrounded by hangers-on; science and art are as well.
Life imitates art far more than art imitates Life.
The art of measurement, by showing us the truth would have brought our soul into the repose of abiding by the truth, and so would have saved our life.
The art of doing mathematics consists in finding that special case which contains all the germs of generality.
Discretion is the perfection of reason, and a guide to us in all the duties of life.
Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood.
Why does this magnificent applied science, which saves work and makes life easier, bring us little happiness? The simple answer runs: because we have not yet learned to make sensible use of it.
The most momentous thing in human life is the art of winning the soul to good or evil.
Life is a process of becoming, a combination of states we have to go through. Where people fail is that they wish to elect a state and remain in it. This is a kind of death.
The point is not to take the world's opinion as a guiding star but to go one's way in life and working unerringly, neither depressed by failure nor seduced by applause.
The experience of life consists of the experience which the spirit has of itself in matter and as matter, in mind and as mind, in emotion, as emotion, etc.
A happy life consists in tranquility of mind.
As I absorbed life here and understood it better, I just completely fell in love with England.
There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil to one who is striking at the root, and it may be that he who bestows the largest amount of time and money on the needy is doing the most by his mode of life to produce that misery which he strives in vain to relieve.
A great thing happening now in art is that artists are using the figure, the body, clothing, life.
The god who gave us life, gave us liberty at the same time: the hand of force may destroy, but cannot disjoin them.
Many have said of Alchemy, that it is for the making of gold and silver. For me such is not the aim, but to consider only what virtue and power may lie in medicines.
The function of art is to make that understood which in the form of argument would be incomprehensible.