In theory there is a possibility of perfect happiness: To believe in the indestructible element within one, and not to strive towards it.
Quote by Franz Kafka
Don't despair, not even over the fact that you don't despair.
We are sinful not only because we have eaten of the Tree of Knowledge, but...
The spirit becomes free only when it ceases to be a support.
Heaven is dumb, echoing only the dumb.
Believing in progress does not mean believing that any progress has yet been made.
No sooner said than done - so acts your man of worth.
A stair not worn hollow by footsteps is, regarded from its own point of view,...
This inescapable duty to observe oneself: if someone else is observing me, naturally I have...
Test yourself on mankind. It is something that makes the doubter doubt, the believer believe.
It is often safer to be in chains than to be free.
Start with what is right rather than what is acceptable.
Woman, or more precisely put, perhaps, marriage, is the representative of life with which you...
A book should serve as the ax for the frozen sea within us.
Every revolution evaporates and leaves behind only the slime of a new bureaucracy.
Idleness is the beginning of all vice, the crown of all virtues.
In the fight between you and the world, back the world.
Dread of night. Dread of not-night.
My peers, lately, have found companionship through means of intoxication - it makes them sociable....
My guiding principle is this: Guilt is never to be doubted.
I have the true feeling of myself only when I am unbearably unhappy.