Rules are where there is a lack. They are to make up the deficiency, explicit or implicit. The system of existence, being complete in itself, is in no need to follow any of them. The appearance of disorder—or even order, in contrast—is when we observe something as a detached entity. Taken as a whole, the...
When sceptical about reality, man tends to believe the absurd.
An apparent misfortune of man is that neither good nor evil is an agency itself; both are equally passive choices. Man himself is the ultimate agency. He has the power to realize and activate the dead options. Only then, that is, by the action of Will, good results in good and evil in evil.
Never congratulate a doctor for the fast recovery of a patient.
The truth is not what I look for. It is what I look at!
The fate of man does not chase him as much as he chases his fate.
Philosophy is an infertile hybrid. Life is a prolific hermaphrodite.
Ugly truths are the biggest source of indigestion in humans.
Stupidity is not a behavior; it’s a religion. One can die for it!
A good judge is not one who is impartial, but one who has prejudice for good.
Religion and philosophy have different logics, speak different languages. Their logics are mutually exclusive, languages sometimes overlapping. It is hard to find something really common in them. I think I—a man in totally unconditional pursuit of happiness, whatever it is, wherever it lies—am only supposed to consider which of them has more in common with...
Encouraging virtue is better than suppressing vice.
Our desires are guided by what we believe to be good or bad; our beliefs are directed by our knowledge; our knowledge, in turn, is again a manipulation of our desires. Our Will, during this inexorable revolution, serves as the force, increasing, decreasing, or at worst, maintaining the pace.
Be at peace with yourself, or you’ll be at war with everyone.
A man of character can have what a man of intellect can imagine.
Logic is a mere iceberg in the Mediterranean of wisdom.
The greatest fear in life is not of death, but unsolicited change.
There is none more beautiful than the lover of beauty.
The biggest challenge for human mind is human mind.
A mind can be empty of thoughts but a heart cannot be void of feelings.