Equality before the enemy—first precondition for an honest duel.
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The essential element in the black art of obscurantism is not that it wants to darken individual understanding, but that it wants to blacken our picture of the world, and darken our idea of existence.
Ik houd van hem, die vrij van geest en vrij van hart is: aldus is zijn hoofd slechts het ingewand van zijn hart; zijn hart echter drijft hem tot ondergang.
I obviously do everything to be "hard to understand" myself.
With this effect, however, which he makes upon us he is well content: he wants to keep concealed from us his desire, his pride, his intention of flying above us.-Yes!
One must not let oneself be misled: they say 'Judge not!' but they send to Hell everything that stands in their way.
Aren't we straying as though through an infinite nothing? Isn't empty space breathing at us?
The awakened and knowing say: body I am entirely, and nothing else; and soul is only a word for something about the body.
No one can draw more out of things, books included, than he already knows. A man has no ears for that to which experience has given him no access.
There are slavish souls who carry their appreciation for favors done them so far that they strangle themselves with the rope of gratitude.
The earth', he said, 'has a skin; and this skin has diseases. One of these diseases is called, for example, "humanity".
The lie of the ideal has till now been the curse on reality; on its account humanity itself has become fake and false right down to its deepest instincts - to the point of worshipping values opposite to the only ones which would guarantee it a flourishing, a future, the exaled right to a future.