You can hold yourself back from the sufferings of the world, that is something you are free to do and it accords with your nature, but perhaps this very holding back is the one suffering you could avoid.
Quote by Franz Kafka
Franz Kafka Quotes
Tyranny or slavery, born of selfishness, are the two educational methods of parents; all gradations...
Start with what is right rather than what is acceptable.
In the fight between you and the world, back the world.
Isnt it obvious that a person would leave from where he is hated so much?...
Books are a narcotic
This inescapable duty to observe oneself: if someone else is observing me, naturally I have...
Self-control means wanting to be effective at some random point in the infinite radiations of...
In argument similes are like songs in love; they describe much, but prove nothing.
There is nothing besides a spiritual world; what we call the world of the senses...
Always first draw fresh breath after outbursts of vanity and complacency.
It is often safer to be in chains than to be free.
In the struggle between yourself and the world second the world.
Isn't it only natural to leave a place where one is so bitterly hated?...The heroism...
A book must be the ax for the frozen sea within us.
The meaning of life is that it stops.
A first sign of the beginning of understanding is the wish to die.
From a certain point onward there is no longer any turning back. That is the...
So long as you have food in your mouth, you have solved all questions for...
Association with human beings lures one into self-observation.
The fact that our task is exactly commensurate with our life gives it the appearance...