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Faith is an excitement and an enthusiasm: it is a condition of intellectual magnificence to which we must cling as to a treasure, ...
I see upon their noble brows the seal of the Lord, for they were born kings of the earth far more truly than those who possess it ...
Art is not a study of positive reality, it is the seeking for ideal truth.
It is sad, no doubt, to exhaust one's strength and one's days in cleaving the bosom of this jealous earth, which compels us to wri ...
Once my heart was captured, reason was shown the door, deliberately and with a sort of frantic joy. I accepted everything, I belie ...
I regard as a mortal sin not only the lying of the senses in matters of love, but also the illusion which the senses seek to creat ...
Observing him in these moods, I often dwelt meditatively upon the old philosophy of the Bi-Part Soul, and amused myself with the f ...
We may live without poetry, music and art;
We may live without conscience, and live without heart;
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No sooner had I glanced at this letter, than I concluded it to be that of which I was in search. To be sure, it was, to all appear ...
To jealousy, nothing is more frightful than laughter.
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