"The history of mankind is the instant between two strides taken by a traveler."
"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."Franz Kafka on Confucius
"The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew."Franz Kafka on Abraham Lincoln
"A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history."Franz Kafka on Mahatma Gandhi
"The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much it is whether we provide enough for those who have little."Franz Kafka on Franklin D. Roosevelt
"I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past."Franz Kafka on Thomas Jefferson
"Sensual love deceives one as to the nature of heavenly love it could not do so alone, but since it unconsciously has the element of heavenly love within it, it can do so."
"It is not necessary that you leave the house. Remain at your table and listen. Do not even listen, only wait. Do not even wait, be wholly still and alone. The world will present itself to you for its unmasking, it can do no other, in ecstasy it will writhe at your feet."
"Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old."
"Youth is happy because it has the ability to see beauty. Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old."
"My 'fear' is my substance, and probably the best part of me."