German Poet, Critic and Scholar
"It is precisely the conflict between the good or divine principle, on the one hand, and the evil or adverse principle on the other, which constitutes the meaning of human life and human history, from the beginning to the end of time."
"He who has religion will speak poetry. But philosophy is the tool with which to seek and discover religion."
"A definition of poetry can only determine what poetry should be and not what poetry actually was and is; otherwise the most concise formula would be: Poetry is that which at some time and some place was thus named."
"The difference between religion and morality lies simply in the classical division of things into the divine and the human, if one only interprets this correctly."
"In actual life every great enterprise begins with and takes its first forward step in faith."
"Religion is not only a part of education, an element of humanity, but the center of everything else, always the first and the ultimate, the absolutely original."