Let me remind you of the old maxim: people under suspicion are better moving than at rest, since at rest they may be sitting in the balance without knowing it, being weighed together with their sins.
Quote by Franz Kafka
Franz Kafka Quotes
If it had been possible to build the Tower of Babel without climbing it, it...
Books are a narcotic.
The mediation by the serpent was necessary. Evil can seduce man, but cannot become man.
A stair not worn hollow by footsteps is, regarded from its own point of view,...
Association with human beings lures one into self-observation.
How can one take delight in the world unless one flees to it for refuge?
It is only our conception of time that makes us call the Last Judgement by...
In theory there is a possibility of perfect happiness: To believe in the indestructible element...
How pathetically scanty my self-knowledge is compared with, say, my knowledge of my room. There...
The indestructible is one: it is each individual human being and, at the same time,...
Leopards break into the temple and drink the sacrificial chalices dry; this occurs repeatedly, again...
Evil is whatever distracts.
My peers, lately, have found companionship through means of intoxication - it makes them sociable....
A first sign of the beginning of understanding is the wish to die.
I do not read advertisements - I would spend all my time wanting things
So long as you have food in your mouth, you have solved all questions for...
A book must be the ax for the frozen sea within us.
My guiding principle is this: Guilt is never to be doubted.
In argument similes are like songs in love; they describe much, but prove nothing.
Religions get lost as people do.