There have been two great narcotics in European civilisation: Christianity and alcohol.
If God wrote the New Testament, he knew surprisingly little Greek.
In the world even the best things are worthless without those who represent them: those representers, the people call great men.
In the mountains the shortest way is from peak to peak; but for that one must have long legs. Aphorisms should be peaks – and those who are addressed, tall and lofty.
What an age experiences as evil is usually an untimely reverberation echoing what was previously experienced as good—the atavism of an older ideal.
Comparing man and woman generally, one may say that woman would not have the genius for adornment, if she had not the instinct for the secondary role.