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Novalis Quotes

A character is a completely fashioned will.

A hero is one who knows how to hang on one minute longer.

Character and fate are two words for the same thing.

Christianity is the root of all democracy, the highest fact in the rights of men.

Every beloved object is the center point of a paradise.

I often feel, and ever more deeply I realize, that fate and character are the same conception.

Knowledge is only one half. Faith is the other.

Learning is pleasurable but doing is the height of enjoyment.

Nature is a petrified magic city.

Nothing is more indispensable to true religiosity than a mediator that links us with divinity.

Only an artist can interpret the meaning of life.

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.

Poetry heals the wounds inflicted by reason.

The artist belongs to his work, not the work to the artist.

To become properly acquainted with a truth, we must first have disbelieved it, and disputed against it.

We are more closely connected to the invisible than to the visible.

We are near waking when we dream we are dreaming.

We never completely comprehend ourselves, but we can do far more than comprehend.

Where children are, there is the golden age.