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I know my fate. One day my name will be associated with the memory of something tremendous--a crisis without equal on earth, the most profound collision of conscience, a decision that was conjured up against everything that had been believed, demanded, hallowed so far. I am no man, I am dynamite.
And we should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once. And we should call every truth false which was not accompanied by at least one laugh.
One will rarely err if extreme actions be ascribed to vanity, ordinary actions to habit, and mean actions to fear.
Our destiny rules over us, even when we are not yet aware of it -- it is the future that makes laws for us today.
Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And when you look into an abyss, the abyss also looks into you.
This secret spoke Life herself unto me 'Behold,' said she, 'I am that which must ever surpass itself.'
Out of damp and gloomy days, out of solitude, out of loveless words directed at us, conclusions grow up in us like fungus one morning they are there, we know not how, and they gaze upon us, morose and gray. Woe to the thinker who is not the gardener but only the soil of the plants that grow in him
Believe me The secret of reaping the greatest fruitfulness and the greatest enjoyment from life is to live dangerously
He turns all of his injuries into strengths, that which does not kill him makes him stronger, he is superman.
In the consciousness of the truth he has perceived, man now sees everywhere only the awfulness or the absurdity of existence and loathing seizes him.
Nothing is beautiful, only man on this piece of navety rests all aesthetics, it is the first truth of aesthetics. Let us immediately add its second nothing is ugly but degenerate man-the domain of aesthetic judgment is therewith defined.
One often contradicts an opinion when what is uncongenial is really the tone in which it was conveyed.
Speaking generally, punishment hardens and numbs, it produces obstinacy, it sharpens the sense of alienation and strengthens the power of resistance.
The surest way to corrupt a youth is to instruct him to hold in higher regard those who think alike than those who think differently.
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