Commonplace book I

But what have been thy answers, what but dark
Ambiguous and with double sense deluding
Which they who asked have seldom understood.


If one had studied the human spirit a little, one knows what power the marvelous has over it.


Since inquiry is the beginning of philosophy, and wonder and uncertainty the beginning of inquiry, it seems only natural that the greater part of what concerns the gods should be concealed in riddles.