The happiness of one's own heart alone cannot satisfy the soul; one must try to include, as necessary to one's own happiness, the happiness of others.
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 soul, fortunately, has an interpreter - often an unconscious, but still a truthful interpreter - in the eye.
The soul raised over passion beholds identity and eternal causation, perceives the self-existance of Truth and Right, and calms itself with knowing that all things go well.
Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth.
I am a soul. I know well that what I shall render up to the grave is not myself. That which is myself will go elsewhere. Earth, thou art not my abyss!
Music is an agreeable harmony for the honor of God and the permissible delights of the soul.
The pure and simple truth is rarely pure and never simple.
We were talking about the space between us all and the people who hide themselves behind a wall of illusion. Never glimpse the truth - then it's far too late when they pass away.
There is no truth. There is only perception.
When you do a thing with your whole soul and everything that is noble within you, you always find your counterpart.
Never wear your best trousers when you go out to fight for freedom and truth.
Our souls may lose their peace and even disturb other people's, if we are always criticizing trivial actions - which often are not real defects at all, but we construe them wrongly through our ignorance of their motives.
To attempt seeing Truth without knowing Falsehood. It is the attempt to see the Light without knowing the Darkness. It cannot be.
For truth is always strange; stranger than fiction.
Nothing that comes from the deep, passional soul is bad, or can be bad.
To begin with myself, then, the utterances of men concerning me will differ widely, since in passing judgment almost every one is influenced not so much by truth as by preference, and good and evil report alike know no bounds.
Fear is the main source of superstition, and one of the main sources of cruelty. To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom, in the pursuit of truth as in the endeavour after a worthy manner of life.
If the truth were self-evident, eloquence would be unnecessary.
Writing is the geometry of the soul.
But it wasn't just a technical approach towards the piano, studying the music for this film was also a way of approaching the soul of the film, because the film is really about the soul of Schubert and the soul of Bach.
Seek not, my soul, the life of the immortals; but enjoy to the full the resources that are within thy reach.
We must never be afraid to go too far, for truth lies beyond.
If you do not tell the truth about yourself you cannot tell it about other people.
The poet is a liar who always speaks the truth.