Quote by Friedrich Nietzsche
Perhaps I know best why it is man alone who laughs; he alone suffers so deeply that he had to invent laughter.
This quote suggests that humans have the capacity to laugh because they experience profound suffering. The implication is that laughter is a coping mechanism, a way for humans to find relief and release from their unique and intense struggles. It implies that laughter is rooted in the human experience of pain, serving as a means to alleviate or temporarily escape it. By juxtaposing laughter and suffering, the quote highlights the paradoxical nature of the human condition.
It is very natural for young men to be vehement, acrimonious and severe. For as they seldom comprehend at once all the consequences of a position, or perceive the difficulties by which cooler and more experienced reasoners are restrained from confidence, they form their conclusions with great precipitance. Seeing nothing that can darken or embarrass the question, they expect to find their own opinion universally prevalent, and are inclined to impute uncertainty and hesitation to want of honesty, rather than of knowledge.