Self-control means wanting to be effective at some random point in the infinite radiations of my spiritual existence.
Quote by Franz Kafka
Franz Kafka Quotes
One must not cheat anyone, not even the world of its victory.
Start with what is right rather than what is acceptable.
Always first draw fresh breath after outbursts of vanity and complacency.
It is often safer to be in chains than to be free.
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...
One of the first signs of the beginning of understanding is the wish to die.
May I kiss you then? On this miserable paper? I might as well open the...
My fear is my substance, and probably the best part of me.
No sooner said than done - so acts your man of worth.
One must not cheat anybody, not even the world of one's triumph.
Books are a narcotic
You can hold yourself back from the sufferings of the world, that is something you...
Martyrs do not underrate the body, they allow it to be elevated on the cross....
Sensual love deceives one as to the nature of heavenly love; it could not do...
The mediation by the serpent was necessary. Evil can seduce man, but cannot become man.
He who seeks does not find, but he who does not seek will be found.
One advantage in keeping a diary is that you become aware with reassuring clarity of...
One tells as few lies as possible only by telling as few lies as possible,...
Let me remind you of the old maxim: people under suspicion are better moving than...