Witty inspirations are the proverbs of the educated.
Wit is an explosion of the compound spirit.
Wit as an instrument of revenge is as infamous as art is as a means of sensual titillation.
Whoever does not philosophize for the sake of philosophy, but rather uses philosophy as a means, is a sophist.
When reason and unreason come into contact, an electrical shock occurs. This is called polemics.
What men are among the other formations of the earth, artists are among men.
Think of something finite molded into the infinite, and you think of man.
The subject of history is the gradual realization of all that is practically necessary.
The main thing is to know something and to say it.
The historian is a prophet looking backward.
Strictly speaking, the idea of a scientific poem is probably as nonsensical as that of a poetic science.
Since philosophy now criticizes everything it comes across, a critique of philosophy would be nothing less than a just reprisal.
Religion must completely encircle the spirit of ethical man like his element, and this luminous chaos of divine thoughts and feelings is called enthusiasm.
Religion is absolutely unfathomable. Always and everywhere one can dig more deeply into infinities.
Reason is mechanical, wit chemical, and genius organic spirit.
Publication is to thinking as childbirth is to the first kiss.
Plato's philosophy is a dignified preface to future religion.
One can only become a philosopher, but not be one. As one believes he is a philosopher, he stops being one.
Novels tend to end as the Paternoster begins with the kingdom of God on earth.
No idea is isolated, but is only what it is among all ideas.
Mysteries are feminine they like to veil themselves but still want to be seen and divined.
Many a witty inspiration is like the surprising reunion of befriended thoughts after a long separation.
Man is free whenever he produces or manifests God, and through this he becomes immortal.
Like Leibniz's possible worlds, most men are only equally entitled pretenders to existence. There are few existences.
In true prose everything must be underlined.