A first sign of the beginning of understanding is the wish to die.
A book must be an ice-axe to break the seas frozen inside our soul.
All knowledge, the totality of all questions and all answers is contained in the dog
Youth is happy because it has the ability to see beauty. Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old.
I have the true feeling of myself only when I am unbearably unhappy.
A stair not worn hollow by footsteps is, regarded from its own point of view, only a boring something made of wood.
Hiding places there are innumerable, escape is only one, but possibilities of escape, again, are as many as hiding places.
Let me remind you of the old maxim: people under suspicion are better moving than at rest, since at rest they may be sitting in the balance without knowing it, being weighed together with their sins.
Tyranny or slavery, born of selfishness, are the two educational methods of parents; all gradations of tyranny or slavery.
All human errors are impatience, a premature breaking off of methodical procedure, an apparent fencing-in of what is apparently at issue.
In argument similes are like songs in love; they describe much, but prove nothing
Every revolution evaporates and leaves behind only the slime of a new bureaucracy.
Heaven is dumb, echoing only the dumb.
One must not cheat anybody, not even the world of one's triumph.
Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old.