The degree of civilization in a society can be judged by entering its prisons.
An author has written "as anyone pleases"; I immediately drink the health of "anyone who pleases," because I love all that is "beautiful and lofty." For this I'll demand to be respected, I'll persecute whoever does not show me respect.
The fear of appearances is the first symptom of impotence.
And what is more precious than love? Love is higher than existence, love is the crown of existence; and how is it possible that existence should not be under its dominance?
Depravity in such a place, the depravity of last hopes, the depravity of flabby and rotting corpses and—not even sparing the last moments of consciousness! They're given, they're made a gift of these moments and...
As a general rule, people, even the wicked, are much more naive and simple-hearted than we suppose. And we ourselves are, too.