Novalis was a 18th Century German Romantic, admired and respected by thinkers such as George MacDonald and C.S. Lewis. Here are some lovely quotes. . .
A character is a completely fashioned will.
Only as far as a man is happily married to himself is he fit for married life and family life in general.
Poetry heals the wounds inflicted by reason.
Our life is no dream; but it ought to become one, and perhaps will.