Try to find your deepest issue in every confusion, and abide by that.
The great mass of humanity should never learn to read or write.
One sheds one's sicknesses in books--repeats and presents again one's emotions, to be master of them.
One's action ought to come out of an achieved stillness: not to be mere rushing on.
Reason is a supple nymph, and slippery as a fish by nature. She had as leave give her kiss to an absurdity any day, as to syllogistic truth. The absurdity may turn out truer.
Sing then the core of dark and absolute oblivion where the soul at last is lost in utter peace.
Take nothing, to say: I have it! For you can possess nothing, not even peace.
Temperance: Eat and carouse with Bacchus, or munch dry bread with Jesus, but don't sit down without one of the gods.
The bourgeois produces the bolshevist, inevitably as every half-truth at length produces the contradiction of itself in the opposite half-truth.
The more scholastically educated a man is generally, the more he is an emotional boor.