So he tortured himself, fretting himself with such questions, and finding a kind of enjoyment in.
But let it pass, and to hell with all who pry into the human heart!
There have been many great nations with great histories, but the more highly they were developed the more unhappy they were, for they felt more acutely than other people the craving for world-wide union.
Man is a creature who gets used to everything, and that, I think, is the best definition of him.
Which of the two is more capable of upholding and serving a great idea—the isolated rich man or one who is liberated from the tyranny of things and habits? The monk is reproached for his isolation: You isolate yourself in order to save your soul behind monastery walls, but you forget the brotherly ministry to mankind.
Actions are sometimes performed in a masterly and most cunning way, while the direction of the actions is deranged and dependent on various morbid impressions - it's like a dream.