To be ashamed of one’s immorality: that is a step on the staircase at whose end one is also ashamed of one’s morality.
To think Being itself explicitly requires disregarding Being to the extent that it is only grounded and interpreted in terms of beings and for beings as their ground, as in all metaphysics.
I do not know what the spirit of a philosopher could more wish to be than a good dancer. For the dance is his ideal, also his fine art, finally also the only kind of piety he knows, his ‘divine service.’
No one can fail to see that the power of the Church among large numbers in many communities is today diminishing, or has already ceased.
The state is in danger of falling into disrepute due to the evidence of its inadequate resources.
I’ve never known any trouble than an hour’s reading didn’t assuage.
In the consciousness of the truth he has perceived, man now sees everywhere only the awfulness or the absurdity of existence and loathing seizes him.
The God of this world is riches, pleasure and pride.
Whenever I climb I am followed by a dog called ‘Ego’.
Arrogance on the part of the meritorious is even more offensive to us than the arrogance of those without merit: for merit itself is offensive.