Genuine teachers only take things seriously where their students are concerned – even themselves.
“Knowledge for its own sake” – this is the final snare morality has laid; with it, we become completely entangled in morals once again.
Knowledge would have little charm if there were not so much shame to be overcome in order to reach it.
People are at their least honest when it comes to their God: he is not allowed to sin!
The tendency to let oneself be debased, robbed, lied to, and exploited could be the shame of a god among men.
It is barbaric to love one thing alone, since this one love will be pursued at the expense of all others. This includes love of God.
“I did that” says my memory. I couldn't have done that – says my pride, and stands its ground. Finally, memory gives in.
You have been a poor observer of life if you have not also seen the hand that, ever so gently – kills.
If you have character, you also have a typical experience that always comes back.
The sage as astronomer. – If you still experience the stars as something “over you,” you still don't have the eyes of a knower.
It is not the strength but the duration of high feelings that makes for high men.
Precisely by attaining an ideal, we surpass it.
Many peacocks hide their peacock tails – and call that their pride.