Does not man lack the force at the very point where he needs it most? And when he soars upward in joy, or sinks down in suffering, is not checked in both, is he not returned again to the dull, cold sphere of awareness, just when he was longing to lose himself in the fullness of the infinite.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
PATER SERAPHICUS. Higher rise, still higher, growing Stronger imperceptibly, Near the Divine Presence gaining A more perfect purity! What is it the spirit thrives on, What fills the ethereal space? Endless love whose revelation Blitheness brings, eternal bliss.
Death is a commingling of eternity with time; in the death of a good man, eternity is seen looking through time.
It is better to do the smallest thing in the world than to hold half an hour to be too small a thing.
A noble person attracts noble people, and knows how to hold on to them.