While religion, contrary to the common notion, implies, in certain cases, a spirit of slow reserve as to assent, infidelity, which claims to despise credulity, is sometimes swift to it.
You must cultivate poverty of spirit. Blessed are the meek. She didn’t go on to say anything about inheriting the earth.
When a man understands the art of seeing, he can trace the spirit of an age and the features of a king even in the knocker on a door.
The spirit is serene only when it contemplates the truth and takes delight in good achieved, and truth and good are not to be laughed at.
Our species is the only creative species, and it has only one creative instrument, the individual mind and spirit of a man. Nothing was ever created by two men. There are no good collaborations, whether in music, in art, in poetry, in mathematics, in philosophy. Once the miracle of creation has taken place, the group can build and extend it, but the group never invents anything. The preciousness lies in the lonely mind of a man.
Of all that is written, I love only what a person has written with his blood. Write with blood, and thou wilt find that blood is spirit.
In each individual the spirit has become flesh, in each man the creation suffers, within each one a redeemer is nailed to the cross.
I love and reverence the Word, the bearer of the spirit, the tool and gleaming ploughshare of progress.