What was silent in the father
speaks in the son, and often I
found in the son the unveiled
secret of the father.
Man is the cruelest animal. At
tragedies, bullfights, and
crucifixions he has so far felt
best on earth; and when he invented
hell for himself, behold, that was
his very heaven.
Freedom is the will to be
responsible to ourselves.
Enduring habits I hate.... Yes, at
the very bottom of my soul I feel
grateful to all my misery and bouts
of sickness and everything about me
that is imperfect, because this
sort of thing leaves me with a
hundred backdoors through which I
can escape from enduring habits.
He who would learn to fly one day
must first learn to stand and walk
and run and climb and dance; one
cannot fly into flying.
Madness is rare in individuals -
but in groups, political parties,
nations, and eras it's the rule.
He who has a why to live can bear
almost any how.
Marriage: that I call the will of
two to create the one who is more
than those who created it.
Sleeping is no mean art: for its
sake one must stay awake all day.