What? You seek something? You wish to multiply yourself tenfold, a hundredfold? You seek followers? Seek zeros!
Once spirit was God, then it became man, and now it is even becoming mob.
Admiration for a quality or an art can be so strong that it deters us from striving to possess it.
Hope in reality is the worst of all evils because it prolongs the torments of man.
There is always some madness in love. But there is also always some reason in madness.
A good writer possesses not only his own spirit but also the spirit of his friends.
Judgments, value judgments concerning life, for or against, can in the last resort never be true: they possess value only as symptoms, they come into consideration only as symptoms – in themselves such judgments are stupidities.
When marrying, ask yourself this question: Do you believe that you will be able to converse well with this person into your old age? Everything else in marriage is transitory.
Not when truth is dirty, but when it is shallow, does the enlightened man dislike to wade into its waters.
God is a thought who makes crooked all that is straight.