Warning to the despised. – If you have unmistakably sunk in the estimation of men you should hold on like grim death to decorum in society with others: otherwise you will betray to them that you have sunk in your own estimation too. When a man is cynical in society it is a sign that he treats himself like a dog when he is alone.
A degree of culture, and assuredly a very high one, is attained when man rises above superstitions and religious notions and fears, and, for instance, no longer believes in guardian angels or in original sin, and has also ceased to talk of the salvation of his soul.
Creating—that is the great salvation from suffering, and life's alleviation. But for the creator to appear, suffering itself is needed, and much transformation.
Let your virtue be too high for the familiarity of names, and if you must speak of it, then do not be ashamed to stammer about it. Then speak and stammer: This is my good, I love this, thus I like it entirely, thus alone do I want the good.
I hate who steals my solitude, without really offer me in exchange company.
Loneliness is one thing, solitude is another.
I am not a man, I am dynamite.
In the mountains of truth, you never climb in vain.
There is nothing we like to communicate to others as much as the seal of secrecy together with what lies under it.