One will rarely err if extreme actions be ascribed to vanity, ordinary actions to habit, and mean actions to fear.
What we do in dreams we also do when we are awake: we invent and fabricate the person with whom we associate -- and immediately forget we have done so.
The devotion of the greatest is to encounter risk and danger, and play dice for death.
If one considers how much reason every person has for anxiety and timid self-concealment, and how three-quarters of his energy and goodwill can be paralyzed and made unfruitful by it, one has to be very grateful to fashion, insofar as it sets that th.
Living in a constant chase after gain compels people to expend their spirit to the point of exhaustion.
To win over certain people to something, it is only necessary to give it a gloss of love of humanity, nobility, gentleness, self-sacrifice -- and there is nothing you cannot get them to swallow.
Great intellects are skeptical.
The patient. The pine tree seems to listen, the fir tree to wait: and both without impatience: - they give no thought to the little people beneath them devoured by their impatience and their curiosity.
The pine tree seems to listen, the fir tree to wait: and both without impatience -- they give no thought to the little people beneath them devoured by their impatience and their curiosity.
The miserable have no other medicine but hope.
Many a man fails as an original thinker simply because his memory it too good.
Believe me! The secret of reaping the greatest fruitfulness and the greatest enjoyment from life is to live dangerously!
The secret of reaping the greatest fruitfulness and the greatest enjoyment from life is to liver dangerously.
The Christian resolution to find the world ugly and bad has made the world ugly and bad.
After all, what would be "beautiful" if the contradiction had not first become conscious of itself, if the ugly had not first said to itself: "I am ugly"?