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" 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. "
" Dread of night. Dread of not-night. "
" There is nothing besides a spiritual world; what we call the world of the senses is the Evil in the spiritual world, and what we call Evil is only the necessity of a moment in our eternal evolution. "
" The decisive moment in human evolution is perpetual. That is why the revolutionary spiritual movements that declare all former things worthless are in the right, for nothing has yet happened. "
" There are only two things. Truth and lies. Truth is indivisible, hence it cannot recognize itself; anyone who wants to recognize it has to be a lie. "
" The Bible is a sanctum; the world, sputum. "
" Not everyone can see the truth, but he can be it. "
" I do not read advertisements. I would spend all of my time wanting things. "
" Evil is whatever distracts. "
" A book should serve as the ax for the frozen sea within us. "
" 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. "
" Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old. "
" 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. "
" My guiding principle is this: Guilt is never to be doubted. "
" So long as you have food in your mouth, you have solved all questions for the time being. "
" Every revolution evaporates and leaves behind only the slime of a new bureaucracy. "
" No sooner said than done - so acts your man of worth. "
" The mediation by the serpent was necessary. Evil can seduce man, but cannot become man. "
" In a certain sense the Good is comfortless. "
" A first sign of the beginning of understanding is the wish to die. "
" The fact that our task is exactly commensurate with our life gives it the appearance of being infinite. "
" If there is a transmigration of souls then I am not yet on the bottom rung. My life is a hesitation before birth. "
" A stair not worn hollow by footsteps is, regarded from its own point of view, only a boring something made of wood. "
" Martyrs do not underrate the body, they allow it to be elevated on the cross. In this they are at one with their antagonists. "
" Anyone who cannot come to terms with his life while he is alive needs one hand to ward off a little his despair over his fate... but with his other hand he can note down what he sees among the ruins. "
" Suffering is the positive element in this world, indeed it is the only link between this world and the positive. "
" It is not necessary that you leave the house. Remain at your table and listen. Do not even listen, only wait. Do not even wait, be wholly still and alone. The world will present itself to you for its unmasking, it can do no other, in ecstasy it will writhe at your feet. "
" A book must be the ax for the frozen sea within us. "
" The spirit becomes free only when it ceases to be a support. "
" 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. "
" 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. "