Franz Kafka

I was ashamed of myself when I realized that life was a costume party, and I attended with my real face.

Perception Reflection Shame

In theory there is a possibility of perfect happiness: To believe in the indestructible element within one, and not to strive towards it.

Beliefs Happiness Improvement

Don't bend; don't water it down; don't try to make it logical; don't edit your own soul according to the fashion. Rather, follow your most intense obsessions mercilessly.

Authenticity Creativity Motivational

Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old.

Age Beauty Perception

There are only two things. Truth and lies. Truth is indivisible, hence it cannot recognize itself; anyone who wants to recognize it has to be a lie.

Deception Lies Recognition

Youth is happy because it has the capacity to see beauty. Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old.

Age Beauty Happiness

The relationship to one's fellow man is the relationship of prayer, the relationship to oneself is the relationship of striving; it is from prayer that one draws the strength for one's striving.

Improvement Relationships Spirituality

A book must be the axe for the frozen sea within us.

Discovery Imagination Inspiration

Woman, or more precisely put, perhaps, marriage, is the representative of life with which you are meant to come to terms.

Life Marriage Relationships

God gives the nuts, but he does not crack them.

Destiny Fate Providence

Start with what is right rather than what is acceptable.

Ethics Integrity Morality