Each concession we make is accompanied by an inner diminution of which we are not immediately conscious.
If we could see ourselves as others see us, we would vanish on the spot.
No one can enjoy freedom without trembling.
Torment, for some men, is a need, an appetite, and an accomplishment.
Philosophers write for professors; thinkers for writers.
What surrounds us we endure better for giving it a name - and moving on.