Germany is a great nation only because its people have so much Polish blood in their veins.
Idleness is the parent of psychology.
Mystical explanations are thought to be deep; the truth is that they are not even shallow.
You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.
At times one remains faithful to a cause only because its opponents do not cease to be insipid.
No one lies so boldly as the man who is indignant.
When you look into an abyss, the abyss also looks into you.
Our treasure lies in the beehive of our knowledge. We are perpetually on the way thither, being by nature winged insects and honey gatherers of the mind.
Undeserved praise causes more pangs of conscience later than undeserved blame, but probably only for this reason, that our power of judgment are more completely exposed by being over praised than by being unjustly underestimated.
The great epochs of our life are the occasions when we gain the courage to rebaptize our evil qualities as our best qualities.
Convictions are more dangerous foes of truth than lies.
What can everyone do? Praise and blame. This is human virtue, this is human madness.
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.
Every church is a stone on the grave of a god-man: it does not want him to rise up again under any circumstances.
Character is determined more by the lack of certain experiences than by those one has had.
Faith: not wanting to know what is true.