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" In argument similes are like songs in love; they describe much, but prove nothing. "
" Woman, or more precisely put, perhaps, marriage, is the representative of life with which you are meant to come to terms. "
" In a certain sense the Good is comfortless. "
" We are sinful not only because we have eaten of the Tree of Knowledge, but also because we have not yet eaten of the Tree of Life. The state in which we are is sinful, irrespective of guilt. "
" How pathetically scanty my self-knowledge is compared with, say, my knowledge of my room. There is no such thing as observation of the inner world, as there is of the outer world. "
" The indestructible is one: it is each individual human being and, at the same time, it is common to all, hence the incomparably indivisible union that exists between human beings. "
" In theory there is a possibility of perfect happiness: To believe in the indestructible element within one, and not to strive towards it. "
" Don't despair, not even over the fact that you don't despair. "
" If it had been possible to build the Tower of Babel without climbing it, it would have been permitted. "
" It is only our conception of time that makes us call the Last Judgement by this name. It is, in fact, a kind of martial law. "
" Self-control means wanting to be effective at some random point in the infinite radiations of my spiritual existence. "
" Atlas was permitted the opinion that he was at liberty, if he wished, to drop the Earth and creep away; but this opinion was all that he was permitted. "
" Don Quixote's misfortune is not his imagination, but Sancho Panza. "
" Hiding places there are innumerable, escape is only one, but possibilities of escape, again, are as many as hiding places. "
" Sensual love deceives one as to the nature of heavenly love; it could not do so alone, but since it unconsciously has the element of heavenly love within it, it can do so. "
" Always first draw fresh breath after outbursts of vanity and complacency. "
" The experience of life consists of the experience which the spirit has of itself in matter and as matter, in mind and as mind, in emotion, as emotion, etc. "
" Martyrs do not underrate the body, they allow it to be elevated on the cross. In this they are at one with their antagonists. "
" So long as you have food in your mouth, you have solved all questions for the time being. "
" Believing in progress does not mean believing that any progress has yet been made. "
" I do not read advertisements. I would spend all of my time wanting things. "
" Test yourself on mankind. It is something that makes the doubter doubt, the believer believe. "
" The fact that our task is exactly commensurate with our life gives it the appearance of being infinite. "
" We all have wings, but they have not been of any avail to us and if we could tear them off, we would do so. "
" My peers, lately, have found companionship through means of intoxication - it makes them sociable. I, however, cannot force myself to use drugs to cheat on my loneliness - it is all that I have - and when the drugs and alcohol dissipate, will be all that my peers have as well. "
" A stair not worn hollow by footsteps is, regarded from its own point of view, only a boring something made of wood. "
" Idleness is the beginning of all vice, the crown of all virtues. "
" My guiding principle is this: Guilt is never to be doubted. "
" A book must be the ax for the frozen sea within us. "
" Evil is whatever distracts. "
" One tells as few lies as possible only by telling as few lies as possible, and not by having the least possible opportunity to do so. "