The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing that stands in the way. Some see nature all ridicule and deformity … and some scarce see nature at all. But to the eyes of the man of imagination, nature is imagination itself.
Topics: Imagination, Nature
What is now proven was once only imagined.
The forms of all things are derived from their genius.
Where mercy, love, and pity dwell there God is dwelling too.
Gratitude is heaven itself.
A man can’t soar too high, when he flies with his own wings.
For Mercy has a human heart
Pity, a human face:
And Love, the human form divine,
And Peace, the human dress.
Then every man of every clime,
That prays in his distress,
Prays to the human form divine
Love Mercy Pity Peace.
Men are admitted into Heaven not because they have curbed and governed their passions or have no passions, but because they have cultivated their understandings. The treasures of Heaven are not negations of passion, but realities of intellect, from which all the passions emanate uncurbed in their eternal glory. The fool shall not enter into Heaven let him be ever so holy.
Topics: Heaven, Understanding
No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings.
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