Naturalists tell of a noble race of horses that instinctively open a vein with their teeth, when heated and exhausted by a long course, in order to breathe more freely. I am often tempted to open a vein, to procure for myself everlasting liberty. Cento volte ho impugnato una lama per conficcarmela nel cuore. Si...
We often feel that we lack something, and seem to see that very quality in someone else, promptly attributing all our own qualities to him too, and a kind of ideal contentment as well. And so the happy mortal is a model of complete perfection–which we have ourselves created.
In the end we retain from our studies only that which we practically apply.
A wife is a gift bestowed upon man to reconcile him to the loss of paradise
Tell me with whom thou art found, and I will tell thee who thou art
If you would create something, you must be something
Deeply earnest and thoughtful people stand on shaky footing with the public.
No one would talk much in society if they knew how often they misunderstood others.
If you’ve never eaten while crying you don t know what life tastes like.
You are aware of only one unrest;Oh, never learn to know the other!Two souls, alas, are dwelling in my breast,And one is striving to forsake its brother.Unto the world in grossly loving zest,With clinging tendrils, one adheres;The other rises forcibly in questOf rarefied ancestral spheres.If there be spirits in the airThat hold their sway between...
The things I know, every man can know, but, oh, my heart is mine alone!
There is no crime of which I do not deem myself capable.
We eagerly get hold of a law that serves as a weapon to our passions.
What life half gives a man, posterity gives entirely.
It is in self-imitation that a master first shows himself.
Nothing is more fearful than imagination without taste.
All greatness in the world came about because someone did more than he had to do.
Girls we love for what they are; men for what they promise to be.
Truth has to be repeated constantly, because Error also is being preached all the time, and not just by a few, but by the multitude. In the Press and Encyclopaedias, in Schools and Universities, everywhere Error holds sway, feeling happy and comfortable in the knowledge of having Majority on its side.