Franz Kafka Quotes

A stair not worn hollow by footsteps is, regarded from its own point of view, only a boring something made of wood.

Franz Kafka

Hiding places there are innumerable, escape is only one, but possibilities of escape, again, are as many as hiding places.

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A first sign of the beginning of understanding is the wish to die.

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A book must be an ice-axe to break the seas frozen inside our soul.

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All knowledge, the totality of all questions and all answers is contained in the dog

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Youth is happy because it has the ability to see beauty. Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old.

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I have the true feeling of myself only when I am unbearably unhappy.

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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.

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Tyranny or slavery, born of selfishness, are the two educational methods of parents; all gradations of tyranny or slavery.

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All human errors are impatience, a premature breaking off of methodical procedure, an apparent fencing-in of what is apparently at issue.

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One must not cheat anybody, not even the world of one's triumph.

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In argument similes are like songs in love; they describe much, but prove nothing

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Every revolution evaporates and leaves behind only the slime of a new bureaucracy.

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Heaven is dumb, echoing only the dumb.

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Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old.

Franz Kafka
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