As we see a future Painter in the boy who fills every wall with sketches and variedly adds colour to figure; so we see a future Philosopher in him who restlessly traces and questions all natural things, pays heed to all, brings together whatever is remarkable, and rejoices when he has become master and possessor of a new phenomenon, of a new power and piece of knowledge.
Before abstraction everything is one, but one like chaos; after abstraction everything is united again, but this union is a free binding of autonomous, self-determined beings.
Building worlds is not enough for the deeper urging mind; but a loving heart sates the striving spirit.
Every beloved object is the center point of a paradise.
Every stage of education begins with childhood. That is why the most educated person on earth so much resembles a child.
Everywhere we seek the Absolute, and always we find only things.
Fate and temperament are the names of a concept.
Language is the dynamics of the spiritual realm. One word of command moves armies; the word Liberty entire nations.
Life is a disease of the spirit; a working incited by Passion. Rest is peculiar to the spirit.
Love works magic.
It is the final purpose
Of the world story,
The Amen of the universe.
Man consists in Truth. If he exposes Truth, he exposes himself. If he betrays Truth, he betrays himself.
Man is a sun and his senses are the planets.
Only the most perfect human being can design the most perfect philosophy.
Our life is no Dream, but it may and will perhaps become one.
Philosophy can bake no bread; but she can procure for us God, Freedom, Immortality. Which, then, is more practical, Philosophy or Economy?
Philosophy... bears witness to the deepest love of reflection, to absolute delight in wisdom.
Poetry heals the wounds inflicted by reason.
Pure mathematics is religion.
The best thing about the sciences is their philosophical ingredient, like life for an organic body. If one dephilosophizes the sciences, what remains left? Earth, air, and water.
The highest form of philosophy is ethics.
The highest life is mathematics.
The highest statement of cognition must be an expression of that fact which is the means and ground for all cognition, namely, the goal of the I.
The poem of the understanding is philosophy.
The world must be romanticized. In this way the originary meaning may be found again.
There are ideal series of events which run parallel with the real ones. They rarely coincide.
There is but one temple in the Universe and that is the Body of Man.
To become properly acquainted with a truth, we must first have disbelieved it, and disputed against it.
To get to know a truth properly, one must polemicize it.
True anarchy is the generative element of religion. Out of the annihilation of all existing institutions she raises her glorious head, as the new foundress of the world.
We are near awakening when we dream that we dream.
We are on a mission: we are called to the cultivation of the earth.
We dream of travels throughout the universe: is not the universe within us? We do not know the depths of our spirit. The mysterious path leads within. In us, or nowhere, lies eternity with its worlds, the past and the future.
Where children are, there is a golden age.
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