We are only falsehood, duplicity, contradiction; we both conceal and disguise ourselves from ourselves
Contradiction is not a sign of falsity, nor the lack of contradiction a sign of truth
Consistency is the last refuge of the unimaginative
Consistency is the bugbear that frightens little minds


On Anger: "For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind."
On Destiny: "Our destiny exercises its influence over us even when, as yet, we have not learned its nature: it is our future that lays down the law of our today."
Human, All Too Human
On Friendship: "A crowd is not company; and faces are but a gallery of pictures; and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love."