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We have art in order not to die of the truth.

Fanatics are picturesque, mankind would rather see gestures than listen to reasons.
It says nothing against the ripeness of a spirit that it has a few worms.
There are no facts, only interpretations.
There are no eternal facts, as there are no absolute truths.
Experience, as a desire for experience, does not come off. We must not study ourselves while having an experience.
A strong and secure man digests his experiences (deeds and misdeeds alike) just as he digests his meat, even when he has some bits to swallow.
To do great things is difficult, but to command great things is more difficult.
Believe me! The secret of reaping the greatest fruitfulness and the greatest enjoyment from life is to live dangerously!
He who lives by fighting with an enemy has an interest in the preservation of the enemy's life.
The invalid is a parasite on society. In a certain state it is indecent to go on living. To vegetate on in cowardly dependence on physicians and medicaments after the meaning of life, the right to life, has been lost ought to entail the profound contempt of society.
Whatever is done for love always occurs beyond good and evil.
What doesn't kill us makes us stronger.
Only the most acute and active animals are capable of boredom. -- A theme for a great poet would be God's boredom on the seventh day of creation.
I think the first virtue is to restrain the tongue; he approaches nearest to gods who knows how to be silent, even though he is in the right.
So many gods, so many creeds, So many paths that wind and wind, While just the art of being kind is all the sad world needs.
All God's children are not beautiful. Most of God's children are, in fact, barely presentable.
We are franker towards others than towards ourselves.
The lonely one offers his hand too quickly to whomever he encounters.
Only sick music makes money today.
Morality is the herd-instinct in the individual.
For the woman, the man is a means: the end is always the child.
The true man wants two things: danger and play. For that reason he wants woman, as the most dangerous plaything.
The best friend is likely to acquire the best wife, because a good marriage is based on the talent for friendship.
The spiritualization of sensuality is called love: it is a great triumph over Christianity.
Let us beware of saying that death is the opposite of life. The living being is only a species of the dead, and a very rare species.
Not by wrath does one kill, but by laughter.
Our treasure lies in the beehive of our knowledge. We are perpetually on the way thither, being by nature winged insects and honey gatherers of the mind.
A sedentary life is the real sin against the Holy Spirit. Only those thoughts that come by walking have any value.
We operate with nothing but things which do not exist, with lines, planes, bodies, atoms, divisible time, divisible space -- how should explanation even be possible when we first make everything into an image, into our own image!
He that humbleth himself wishes to be exalted.
Man is no longer an artist, he has become a work of art.
In Heaven all the interesting people are missing.
I fear we are not getting rid of God because we still believe in grammar.
Is man one of God's blunders or is God one of man's blunders?
Fear only two: God, and the man who has no fear of God.
Members rise from CMG (known sometimes in Whitehall as Call Me God) to KCMG (Kindly Call Me God) to GCMG (God Calls Me God).
Taste this, and be henceforth among the Gods thyself a Goddess.
I pray Thee, O God, that I may be beautiful within.
By the grace of God, I'll be that man.
Dear me! I must be turning into a god.
If God had an agent, the world wouldn't be built yet. It'd only be about Thursday.
One must be a god to be able to tell successes from failures without making a mistake.
There are two kinds of people: those who say to God, Thy will be done, and those to whom God says, All right, then, have it your way.
What God wants are men great enough to be small enough to be used.
Men would be angels, angels would be gods.
The god whom science recognizes must be a God of universal laws exclusively, a God who does a wholesale, not a retail business. He cannot accommodate his processes to the convenience of individuals.
All good fortune is a gift of the gods, and you don't win the favor of the ancient gods by being good, but by being bold.
Pride is still aiming at the best houses: Men would be angels, angels would be gods. Aspiring to be gods, if angels fell; aspiring to be angels men rebel.
To place oneself in the position of God is painful: being God is equivalent to being tortured. For being God means that one is in harmony with all that is, including the worst. The existence of the worst evils is unimaginable unless God willed them.
To be full of things is to be empty of God. To be empty of things is to be full of God.
There cannot be a personal God without a pessimistic religion. As soon as there is a personal God he is a disappointing God.
I won't be happy till I'm as famous as God.
Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God.
I think there are innumerable gods. What we on earth call God is a little tribal God who has made an awful mess. Certainly forces operating through human consciousness control events.
What preoccupies us, then, is not God as a fact of nature, but as a fabrication useful for a God-fearing society. God himself becomes not a power but an image.
That fear first created the gods is perhaps as true as anything so brief could be on so great a subject.
To me the sole hope of human salvation lies in teaching Man to regard himself as an experiment in the realization of God, to regard his hands as God's hand, his brain as God's brain, his purpose as God's purpose. He must regard God as a helpless Longing, which longed him into existence by its desperate need for an executive organ.
Man is stark mad; he cannot make a flea, and yet he will be making gods by the dozens.
I find it interesting that the meanest life, the poorest existence, is attributed to God's will, but as human beings become more affluent, as their living standard and style begin to ascend the material scale, God descends the scale of responsibility at a commensurate speed.
We know all their gods; they ignore ours. What they call our sins are our gods, and what they call their gods, we name otherwise.
Why indeed must God be a noun? Why not a verb -- the most active and dynamic of all.
Modernism may be seen as an attempt to reconstruct the world in the absence of God.
And again: No more gods! no more gods! Man is King, Man is God! -- But the great Faith is Love!
Every person is a God in embryo. Its only desire is to be born.
I can't believe that God put us on this earth to be ordinary.
Ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil. [Genesis 3:5]
Existentialism is about being a saint without God; being your own hero, without all the sanction and support of religion or society.
If God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent Him.
A god who let us prove his existence would be an idol.
For right is right, since God is God and right the day must win. To doubt would be disloyalty, to falter would be sin.

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