Without music life would be a mistake.
A bad conscience is easier to cope with than a bad reputation.
The people who marry make a good marriage not marriage in itself.
Art furnishes us with eyes and hands and above all the good conscience to be able to turn ourselves into such a phenomenon.
For art to exist, for any sort of aesthetic activity or perception to exist, a certain physiological precondition is indispensable: intoxication.
Experience, as a desire for experience, does not come off. We must not study ourselves while having an experience.
None of the people have any real interest in a science, who only begin to be enthusiastic about it when they themselves have made discoveries in it.
Without forgetting it is quite impossible to live at all.
A thought, even a possibility, can shatter and transform us.
You say, it's dark. And in truth, I did place a cloud before your sun. But do you not see how the edges of the cloud are already glowing and turning light.
A man far oftener appears to have a decided character from persistently following his temperament than from persistently following his principles.
To show pity is felt as a sign of contempt because one has clearly ceased to be an object of fear as soon as one is pitied.
Mystical explanations are considered deep; the truth is, they are not even shallow.
In truth,there was only one christian and he died on the cross.
At times one remains faithful to a cause only because its opponents do not cease to be insipid.
I assess the power of a will by how much resistance, pain, torture it endures and knows how to turn to its advantage.
Out of life's school of war what does not destroy me, makes me stronger.
Let man fear woman when she loves: then she makes any sacrifice, and everything else seems without value to her.
You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.
When a woman has scholarly inclinations there is usually something wrong with her sexuality.