The relationship to one's fellow man is the relationship of prayer, the relationship to oneself is the relationship of striving; it is from prayer that one draws the strength for one's striving.
Quote by Franz Kafka
Franz Kafka Quotes
This inescapable duty to observe oneself: if someone else is observing me, naturally I have...
He who seeks does not find, but he who does not seek will be found.
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.
Let me remind you of the old maxim: people under suspicion are better moving than...
The meaning of life is that it stops.
Who has the gift to recognize beauty, will not live long
One tells as few lies as possible only by telling as few lies as possible,...
Every revolution evaporates and leaves behind only the slime of a new bureaucracy.
One must not cheat anyone, not even the world of its victory.
Always first draw fresh breath after outbursts of vanity and complacency.
Writing is a sweet, wonderful reward
Hiding places there are innumerable, escape is only one, but possibilities of escape, again, are...
We all have wings, but they have not been of any avail to us and...
A stair not worn hollow by footsteps is, regarded from its own point of view,...
I do not read advertisements - I would spend all my time wanting things
One advantage in keeping a diary is that you become aware with reassuring clarity of...
Religions get lost as people do.
Hesitation before birth. If there is a transmigration of souls then I am not yet...
In a certain sense the Good is comfortless.