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The darker the night, the brighter the stars, The deeper the grief, the closer is God!
It takes something more than intelligence to act intelligently.
To go wrong in one's own way is better than to go right in someone else's.
Intelligence alone is not nearly enough when it comes to acting wisely.
Suffering is part and parcel of extensive intelligence and a feeling heart.
The man who has a conscience suffers whilst acknowledging his sin. That is his punishment.
Was it all put into words, or did both understand that they had the same thing at heart and in their minds, so that there was no need to speak of it aloud, and better not to speak of it?
Through error you come to the truth! I am a man because I err! You never reach any truth without making fourteen mistakes and very likely a hundred and fourteen.
You see I kept asking myself then: why am I so stupid that if others are stupid—and I know they are—yet I won't be wiser?
I drink because I wish to multiply my sufferings.
Break what must be broken, once for all, that's all, and take the suffering on oneself.
The fear of appearances is the first symptom of impotence.
Power is given only to him who dares to stoop and take it ... one must have the courage to dare.
Eh, brother, but nature has to be corrected and guided, otherwise we'd all drown in prejudices. Without that there wouldn't be even a single great man.
It is man's unique privilege, among all other organisms. By pursuing falsehood you will arrive at the truth!
they may all be drunk at my place, but they're all honest, and though we do lie-because I lie, too-in the end we'll lie our way to the truth
Well, sir, it is precisely my notion that one sees and learns most of all by observing our younger generations.
I love it when people lie! Lying is only man's privilege over all other organisms. Lying is what makes me a man.
And what if there are only spiders there, or something of that sort
Life had stepped into the place of theory and something quite different would work itself out in his mind.
What's the most offensive is not their lying- one can always forgive lying- lying is a delightful thing, for it leads to truth- what is offensive is that they lie and worship their own lying....
Oh, those grumblers! They all take principles as motives and dare not follow their desires.
You see, there's a theory current you're insane, or you lean strongly in that direction.
Indeed, in that sense we’re all rather often almost like mad people, only with the slight difference that the ‘sick’ are somewhat madder than we are, so that it’s necessary to draw a line here.
The first category is always the man of the present, the second the man of the future. The first preserve the world and people it, the second move the world and lead it to its goal.
…everyone needs a somewhere, a place he can go. There comes a time, you see, inevitably there comes a time you have to have a somewhere you can go!
And, beginning to grind his teeth again, Pyotr Petrovich admitted that he'd been a fool--but only to himself, of course.
(…)man holds the remedy in his own hands, and lets everything go its own way, simply through cowardice- that is an axiom.
A drunken but exceedingly depressed German clown from Munich entertained the public.
Power is only vouchsafed to the man who dares to stoop and pick it up.
He was a sceptic, he was young, abstract, and therefore cruel.
What's most revolting is that one is really sad! No, it's better at home. Here at least one blames others for everything and excuses oneself.
Your worst sin is that you have destroyed and betrayed yourself for nothing.
Everyone must look out for himself, and the best time is had by those who're best able to decieve themselves.
In wine is truth, and the truth had all come out, "that is, all the uncleanness of his coarse and envious heart"!
Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.
This is not the place!
Because I couldn't bear my burden and have come to throw it on another: you suffer too, and I shall feel better! And can you love such a mean wretch?
Suffering and pain are always obligatory for a broad consciousness and a deep heart. Truly great men I think, must feel great sorrow in this world.
Pain and suffering are always inevitable for a large intelligence and a deep heart.
Everything which is of use to mankind is honourable.
Man is a vile creature!