Women are oppressed in the east, in the west, in the south, in the north. Women are oppressed inside, outside home, a woman is oppressed in religion, she is oppressed outside religion.
There are in every man, always, two simultaneous allegiances, one to God, the other to Satan. Invocation of God, or Spirituality, is a desire to climb higher; that of Satan, or animality, is delight in descent.
The cannon thunders... limbs fly in all directions... one can hear the groans of victims and the howling of those performing the sacrifice... it's Humanity in search of happiness.
A sweetheart is a bottle of wine, a wife is a wine bottle.
Inspiration comes of working every day.
On the day when a young writer corrects his first proof-sheet he is as proud as a schoolboy who has just got his first dose of pox.
The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he doesn't exist
The life of our city is rich in poetic and marvelous subjects. We are enveloped and steeped as though in an atmosphere of the marvelous; but we do not notice it.
Every offense is avenged on earth.
Johann von Goethe
A judge who cannot punish, in the end associates themselves with the criminal.
The greater the knowledge, the greater the doubt.
What is not fully understood is not possessed.
Never by reflection, but only by doing is self-knowledge possible to one.
Nothing shows a man's character more than what he laughs at.
We eagerly get hold of a law that serves as a weapon to our passions.
Napoleon affords us an example of the danger of elevating one's self to the absolute, and sacrificing everything to the carrying out of an idea.
I've studied now Philosophy and Jurisprudence, Medicine -- and even, alas! Theology -- from end to end with labor keen; and here, poor fool with all my lore I stand, no wiser than before.
In the end we retain from our studies only that which we practically apply.
Everywhere, we learn only from those whom we love.
No one as ever completed their apprenticeship.
Letters are among the most significant memorial a person can leave behind them.
There is nothing in the world more shameful than establishing one's self on lies and fables.
Plunge boldly into the thick of life, and seize it where you will, it is always interesting.
All that is noble is in itself of a quiet nature, and appears to sleep until it is aroused and summoned forth by contrast.
People should talk less and draw more. Personally, I would like to renounce speech altogether and, like organic nature, communicate everything I have to say visually.
The decline in literature indicates a decline in the nation. The two keep pace in their downward tendency.
Love is an ideal thing, marriage a real thing; a confusion of the real with the ideal never goes unpunished.
That is the true season of love; when we believe that we alone can love, that no one could ever have loved as much before, and that no one will ever love in the same way again.
If each one does their duty as an individual and if each one works in their own proper vocation, it will be right with the whole.
When a wife has a good husband it is easily seen in her face.
We are the slaves of objects around us, and appear little or important according as these contract or give us room to expand.
The world is for thousands a freak show; the images flicker past and vanish; the impressions remain flat and unconnected in the soul. Thus they are easily led by the opinions of others, are content to let their impressions be shuffled and rearranged and evaluated differently.
The human mind will not be confined to any limits.
A clever man commits no minor blunders.
The best fortune that can fall to a man is that which corrects his defects and makes up for his failings.
Out of moderation a pure happiness springs.
Instruction does much, but encouragement does everything.
It is in human nature to relax, when not compelled by personal advantage or disadvantage.
Who is sure of their own motives can in confidence advance or retreat.
The effects of good music are not just because it's new; on the contrary music strikes us more the more familiar we are with it.
The unnatural, that too is natural.
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