I found when I had finished my new lecture that it was a very good house, only the architect had unfortunately omitted the stairs.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Philosophically considered, the universe is composed of Nature and the Soul. Strictly speaking, therefore, all that is separate from us, all which Philosophy distinguishes as the NOT ME, that is, both nature and art, all other men and my own body, must be ranked under this name, NATURE. In enumerating.
Truth, and goodness, and beauty are but different faces of the same all.
Two may talk and one may hear, but three cannot take part in a conversation of the most sincere and searching sort.
But when you have chosen your part, abide by it, and do not weakly try to reconcile yourself with the world.
Genius always finds itself a century too early.