When a man is ill his very goodness is sickly.
When art dresses in worn-out material it is most easily recognized as art.
When one has not had a good father, one must create one.
When you stare into the abyss the abyss stares back at you.
Whatever they may think and say about their "egoism", the great majority nonetheless do nothing for their ego their whole life long: what they do is done for the phantom of their ego which has formed itself in the heads of those around them and has been communicated to them.
What? You seek something? You wish to multiply yourself tenfold, a hundredfold? You seek followers? Seek zeros!
When virtue has slept, it will arise again all the fresher.
When man does not have firm, calm lines on the horizon of his life- mountain and forest lines, as it were- then a man's innermost will becomes agitated, preoccupied, and wistful.
When we have to change an opinion about any one, we charge heavily to his account the inconvenience he thereby causes us.