A thing can only live through a pious illusion.
Twofold misjudgement. - The misfortune suffered by clear-minded and easily understood writers is that they are taken for shallow and thus little effort is expended on reading them: and the good fortune that attends the obscure is that the reader toils at them and ascribes to them the pleasure he has in fact gained from his own zeal.
Flight from boredom is the mother of all art.
The worst things, however, are the petty thoughts. Verily, better to have done evilly than to have thought pettily!
There is not enough religion in the world to destroy the world's religions.
The pure spirit is a piece of pure stupidity: take away the nervous system and the senses, the so-called mortal shell, and the rest is miscalculation—that is all!...