One has to pay dearly for immortality; one has to die several times while one is still alive.
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- Wherever there are walls I shall inscribe this eternal accusation against Christianity upon them — I can write in letters which make even the blind see. I call Christianity the one great curse, the one great intrinsic depravity, the one great instinct for revenge for which no expedient is sufficiently poisonous, secret, subterranean, petty — I call it the one immortal blemish of mankind.
- We have art in order not to die of the truth.
- At bottom every man knows well enough that he is a unique being, only once on this earth; and by no extraordinary chance will such a marvelously picturesque piece of diversity in unity as he is, ever be put together a second time.
- Most of the time in married life is taken up by talk.
- The great man fights the elements in his time that hinder his own greatness, in other words his own freedom and sincerity.
- The advantage of a bad memory is that one enjoys several times the same good things for the first time.