Each person, the most worthy as well as the most despicable, carries around a secret which would make her hateful to everyone else if it became known.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
The rich want good wine, the poor, plenty of wine.
The Godhead is effective in the living and not in the dead, in the becoming and the changing, not in the become and the set-fast; and therefore, similarly, the reason is concerned only to strive towards the divine through the becoming and the living, and the understanding only to make use of the become and the set-fast.
The world is so waste and empty, when we figure only towns and hills and rivers in it; but to know of some one here and there whom we accord with, who is living on with us, even in silence,—this makes our earthly ball a peopled garden.
I find the great thing in this world is not so much where we stand as in what direction we are moving.
He who cannot draw on three thousand years is living from hand to mouth.