Not too long ago thousands spent their lives as recluses to find spiritual vision in the solitude of nature. Modern man need not become a hermit to achieve this goal, for it is neither ecstasy nor world-estranged mysticism his era demands, but a balance between quantitative and qualitative reality. Modern man, with his reduced capacity for intuitive perception, is unlikely to benefit from the contemplative life of a hermit in the wilderness. But what he can do is to give undivided attention, at times, to a natural phenomenon, observing it in detail, and recalling all the scientific facts about it he may remember. Gradually, however, he must silence his thoughts and, for moments at least, forget all his personal cares and desires, until nothing remains in his soul but awe for the miracle before him. Such efforts are like journeys beyond the boundaries of narrow self-love and, although the process of intuitive awakening is laborious and slow, its rewards are noticeable from the very first. If pursued through the course of years, something will begin to stir in the human soul, a sense of kinship with the forces of life consciousness which rule the world of plants and animals, and with the powers which determine the laws of matter. While analytical intellect may well be called the most precious fruit of the Modern Age, it must not be allowed to rule supreme in matters of cognition. If science is to bring happiness and real progress to the world, it needs the warmth of man's heart just as much as the cold inquisitiveness of his brain.

Not too long ago thousands spent their lives as...
Franz Winkler

Cut and paste the below code to embed this quote by Franz Winkler in your webpage.

If you want to embed quote of the day quotes or want to see other display style options visit our sample page to see all the options.

Learn more about Joomla Quotes Extensions and wordpress extensions.

Cut and paste the following quote id in joomla module / wordpress widget options to display this quote in your webpage. Learn more about Joomla Quotes Extensions and wordpress extensions.

The following will embed an image.You can easily copy and paste it in email or presentations etc. If you want to embed quote of the day quotes or want to see other style options visit our sample page to see all the options.

If you are using this quote in any webpage , printmedia or any other places please use the following methods to cite this quotation.

MLA Style Citation
"A quote by Franz Winkler" theysaidso.com,2019. Jul 16, 2019. https://theysaidso.com/quote/franz-winkler-not-too-long-ago-thousands-spent-their-lives-as-recluses-to-find-s
APA Style Citation
"A quote by Franz Winkler" (n.d.). theysaidso.com. Retrieved Jul 16, 2019, from theysaidso.com web site : https://theysaidso.com/quote/franz-winkler-not-too-long-ago-thousands-spent-their-lives-as-recluses-to-find-s
Chicago Style Citation
"A quote by Franz Winkler". theysaidso.com, 2019. https://theysaidso.com/quote/franz-winkler-not-too-long-ago-thousands-spent-their-lives-as-recluses-to-find-s , accessed Jul 16, 2019.
comments powered by Disqus