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(1844—1900), The Anti-Christ
Woman was God's second mistake.
(1884—1900), German philospher
The thought of suicide is a great comfort. It's helped me through many a bad night.
Art makes the sight of life bearable by laying over it the veil of unclear thinking.
He who would learn to fly one day must first learn to stand and walk and run and climb and dance; one cannot fly into flying.
How should explanation be at all possible when we make everything into an image, our image! ... Cause and effect: such a duality probably never occurs. in reality there lies before us a continuum out of which we isolate a couple of pieces ...
I mistrust all systematizers and I avoid them. The will to a system is a lack of integrity.
Moral sensibilities are nowadays at such cross-purposes that to one man a morality is proved by its utility, while to another its utility refutes it.
Reasonable thinking boils down to the interpretation on the basis of a concept we cannot fling off.
Speaking generally, punishment hardens and numbs, it produces concentration, it sharpens the consciousness of alienation, it strengthens the power of resistance.
The errors of great men are venerable because they are more fruitful than the truths of little men.