Nature is a petrified magic city.
I often feel, and ever more deeply I realize, that fate and character are the same conception.
Only an artist can interpret the meaning of life.
Learning is pleasurable but doing is the height of enjoyment.
A hero is one who knows how to hang on one minute longer.
Knowledge is only one half. Faith is the other.
We are near waking when we dream we are dreaming.
We are more closely connected to the invisible than to the visible.
Every beloved object is the center point of a paradise.
To become properly acquainted with a truth, we must first have disbelieved it, and disputed against it.
Where no gods are, spectres rule.
Poetry heals the wounds inflicted by reason.
We never completely comprehend ourselves, but we can do far more than comprehend.
Christianity is the root of all democracy, the highest fact in the rights of men.
Character and fate are two words for the same thing.
Nothing is more indispensable to true religiosity than a mediator that links us with divinity.
Only as far as a man is happily married to himself is he fit for married life and family life in general.
Philosophy is properly home-sickness; the wish to be everywhere at home.
A character is a completely fashioned will.
The artist belongs to his work, not the work to the artist.