One has to pay dearly for immortality; one has to die several times while one is still alive.
For the things we have to learn before we can do them, we learn by doing them.
The world of knowledge takes a crazy turn when teachers themselves are taught to learn.
He that humbleth himself wishes to be exalted.
Genteel women suppose that those things do not really exist about which it is impossible to talk in polite company.
On a level plain, simple mounds look like hills; and the insipid flatness of our present bourgeoisie is to be measured by the altitude of its great intellects.
Egoism is the very essence of a noble soul.
For since it is impossible for a created monad to have a physical influence on the inner nature of another, this is the only way in which one can be dependent on another.
From the moment when he catches sight of the light of the world, a man seeks to find out himself and get hold of himself out of its confusion, in which he, with everything else, is tossed about in motley mixture.
Life ceases to be so oppressive: we are free to give our own lives meaning and purpose, free to redeem our suffering by making something of it.