| The bad gains respect through imitation, the good loses it especially in art.
| There are people who want to make men's lives more difficult for no other reason than the chance it provides them afterwards to offer their prescription for alleviating life; their Christianity, for instance.
| We do not hate as long as we still attach a lesser value, but only when we attach an equal or a greater value.
| In every real man a child is hidden that wants to play.
| A good writer possesses not only his own spirit but also the spirit of his friends.
| The "kingdom of Heaven" is a condition of the heart - not something that comes "upon the earth" or "after death."
| For art to exist, for any sort of aesthetic activity to exist, a certain physiological precondition is indispensable: intoxication.
| When art dresses in worn-out material it is most easily recognized as art.
| He that humbleth himself wishes to be exalted.
| Whoever does not have a good father should procure one.
| In music the passions enjoy themselves.
| What can everyone do? Praise and blame. This is human virtue, this is human madness.
| One must still have chaos in oneself to be able to give birth to a dancing star.
| Love is blind; friendship closes its eyes.
| For the woman, the man is a means: the end is always the child.
| The Christian resolution to find the world ugly and bad has made the world ugly and bad.
| Love matches, so called, have illusion for their father and need for their mother.
| There is in general good reason to suppose that in several respects the gods could all benefit from instruction by us human beings. We humans are - more humane.
| Existence really is an imperfect tense that never becomes a present.
| It is good to express a thing twice right at the outset and so to give it a right foot and also a left one. Truth can surely stand on one leg, but with two it will be able to walk and get around.