A thinker sees his own actions as experiments and questions--as attempts to find out something. Success and failure are for him answers above all.
I would not know what the spirit of a philosopher might wish more to be than a good dancer.
For believe me: the secret for harvesting from existence the greatest fruitfulness and greatest enjoyment is - to live dangerously.
The most perfidious way of harming a cause consists of defending it deliberately with faulty arguments.
To find everything profound - that is an inconvenient trait. It makes one strain one's eyes all the time, and in the end one finds more than one might have wished.
The Christian resolution to find the world ugly and bad has made the world ugly and bad.