The shallow consider liberty a release from all law, from every constraint. The wise man sees in it, on the contrary, the potent Law of Laws.
I say to mankind, Be not curious about God. For I, who am curious about each, am not curious about God – I hear and behold God in every object, yet understand God not in the least.
Stranger, if you passing meet me and desire to speak to me, why should you not speak to me? And why should I not speak to you?
Have you heard that it was good to gain the day? I also say it is good to fall, battles are lost in the same spirit in which they are won.
There is that indescribable freshness and unconsciousness about an illiterate person that humbles and mocks the power of the noblest expressive genius.
I heard what was said of the universe, heard it and heard it of several thousand years; it is middling well as far as it goes – but is that all?
Oh while I live, to be the ruler of life, not a slave, to meet life as a powerful conqueror, and nothing exterior to me will ever take command of me.
I am for those who believe in loose delights, I share the midnight orgies of young men, I dance with the dancers and drink with the drinkers.