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Life can only be understood backwards but it must be lived forwards.
Above all, do not lose your desire to walk. Every day I walk myself into a state of well-being and walk away from every illness. I have walked myself into my best thoughts, and I know of no thought so burdensome that one cannot walk away from it.
The individual no matter how well-meaning he might be, no matter how much strength he might have, if only he would use it does not have the passion to rip himself away from either the coils of Reflection or the seductive ambiguities of Reflection nor do the surroundings and times have any events or passions, but rather provide a negative setting of a habit of reflection, which plays with some illusory project only to betray him in the end with a way out: it shows him that the most clever thing to do is nothing at all.
Nowadays not even a suicide kills himself in desperation. Before taking the step he deliberates so long and so carefully that he literally chokes with thought. It is even questionable whether he ought to be called a suicide, since it is really thought which takes his life. He does not die with deliberation but from deliberation.
Faith is the highest passion in a human being. Many in every generation may not come that far, but none comes further.
What our age lacks is not reflection, but passion.
Truth always rests with the minority, and the minority is always stronger than the majority, because the minority is generally formed by those who really have an opinion, while the strength of a majority is illusory, formed by the gangs who have no opinion-and who, therefore, in the next instant when it is evident that the minority is the stronger assume its opinion.. while Truth again reverts to a new minority.
Since boredom advances and boredom is the root of all evil, no wonder, then, that the world goes backwards, that evil spreads. This can be traced back to the very beginning of the world. The gods were bored therefore they created human beings.
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