The world is not imperfect or slowly evolving along a path to perfection. No, it is perfect at every moment, every sin already carries grace in it.
Hermann Hesse (1877 - 1962)
Contributed by: Zaady
To recognize causes is to think, and through thought alone feelings become knowledge and are not lost, but become real and begin to mature.
To study history means submitting to chaos and nevertheless retaining faith in order and meaning. It is a very serious task, young man, and possibly a tragic one.
Trees are sanctuaries. Whoever knows how to speak to them, whoever knows how to listen to them, can learn the truth. They do not preach learning and precepts, they preach undeterred by particulars, the ancient law of life.
Wisdom is nothing but a preparation of the soul, a capacity, a secret art of thinking, feeling and breathing thoughts of unity at every moment of life.
Writing is good, thinking is better. Cleverness is good, patience is better.
Everything that was not suffered to the end and finally concluded, recurred, and the same sorrows were undergone.
If time is not real, then the dividing line between this world and eternity, between suffering and bliss, between good and evil, is also an illusion.
In every truth, the opposite is equally true. A truth can only be expressed and enveloped in words if it is one-sided.
Knowledge can be communicated, but not wisdom. One can find it, live it, be fortified by it, do wonders through it, but one cannot communicate and teach it.
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