"The relationship to one's fellow man is the relationship of prayer, the relationship to oneself is the relationship of striving it is from prayer that one draws the strength for one's striving."
"We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face... we must do that which we think we cannot."Franz Kafka on Eleanor Roosevelt
"That which does not kill us makes us stronger."Franz Kafka on Friedrich Nietzsche
"Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved."Franz Kafka on Helen Keller
"Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men."Franz Kafka on John F. Kennedy
"The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places."Franz Kafka on Ernest Hemingway
"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."