Franz Kafka

Franz Kafka Quotes

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Test yourself on mankind. It is something that makes the doubter doubt, the believer believe.

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Religions get lost as people do.

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The decisive moment in human evolution is perpetual. That is why the revolutionary spiritual movements that declare all former things worthless are in the right, for nothing has yet happened.

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The Bible is a sanctum

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Start with what is right rather than what is acceptable.

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So long as you have food in your mouth, you have solved all questions for the time being.

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Sensual love deceives one as to the nature of heavenly love

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Self-control means wanting to be effective at some random point in the infinite radiations of my spiritual existence.

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Suffering is the positive element in this world, indeed it is the only link between this world and the positive.

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Productivity is being able to do things that you were never able to do before.

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One tells as few lies as possible only by telling as few lies as possible, and not by having the least possible opportunity to do so.

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One of the first signs of the beginning of understanding is the wish to die.

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One must not cheat anyone, not even the world of its victory.

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One advantage in keeping a diary is that you become aware with reassuring clarity of the changes which you constantly suffer.

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No sooner said than done - so acts your man of worth.

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My peers, lately, have found companionship through means of intoxication - it makes them sociable. I, however, cannot force myself to use drugs to cheat on my loneliness - it is all that I have - and when the drugs and alcohol dissipate, will be all that my peers have as well.

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The experience of life consists of the experience which the spirit has of itself in matter and as matter, in mind and as mind, in emotion, as emotion, etc.

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

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Not everyone can see the truth, but he can be it.

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There is nothing besides a spiritual world

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

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My guiding principle is this: Guilt is never to be doubted.

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You do not need to leave your room. Remain sitting at your table and listen. Do not even listen, simply wait, be quiet still and solitary. The world will freely offer itself to you to be unmasked, it has no choice, it will roll in ecstasy at your feet.

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Writers speak stench.

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

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We are sinful not only because we have eaten of the Tree of Knowledge, but also because we have not yet eaten of the Tree of Life. The state in which we are is sinful, irrespective of guilt.

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We are separated from God on two sides

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You can hold yourself back from the sufferings of the world, that is something you are free to do and it accords with your nature, but perhaps this very holding back is the one suffering you could avoid.

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Tyranny or slavery, born of selfishness, are the two educational methods of parents

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The fact that our task is exactly commensurate with our life gives it the appearance of being infinite.

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There are only two things. Truth and lies. Truth is indivisible, hence it cannot recognize itself

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The thornbush is the old obstacle in the road. It must catch fire if you want to go further.

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The spirit becomes free only when it ceases to be a support.

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The relationship to one's fellow man is the relationship of prayer, the relationship to oneself is the relationship of striving

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The mediation by the serpent was necessary. Evil can seduce man, but cannot become man.

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The indestructible is one: it is each individual human being and, at the same time, it is common to all, hence the incomparably indivisible union that exists between human beings.

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The history of mankind is the instant between two strides taken by a traveler.

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We all have wings, but they have not been of any avail to us and if we could tear them off, we would do so.

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Atlas was permitted the opinion that he was at liberty, if he wished, to drop the Earth and creep away

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He who seeks does not find, but he who does not seek will be found.

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

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From a certain point onward there is no longer any turning back. That is the point that must be reached.

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