"Poetry is, above all, an approach to the truth of feeling.... A fine poem will seize your imagination intellectually--that is, when you reach it, you will reach it intellectually too-- but the way is through emotion, through what we call feeling."
"To be against war is not enough, it is hardly a beginning. And all things strive; we who try to speak know the ideas trying to bemore human, we know things near their birth that try to become real. The truth here goes farther, there is another way of being against war and for poetry. We are against war and the sources of war. We are for poetry and the sources of poetry."
"While it is true that science cannot decide questions of value, that is because they cannot be intellectually decided at all, andlie outside the realm of truth and falsehood. Whatever knowledge is attainable, must be attained by scientific methods; and what science cannot discover, mankind cannot know."
"The truth properly means the sum of all true propositions, what omniscience would assert, the whole ideal system of qualities andrelations which the world has exemplified or will exemplify. The truth is all things seen under the form of eternity."
"Truth is one of the realities covered in the eclectic religion of our fathers by the idea of God. Awe very properly hangs about it, since it is the immovable standard and silent witness of all our memories and assertions; and the past and the future, which in our anxious life are so differently interesting and so differently dark, are one seamless garment for the truth, shining like the sun."