There is fear hanging in the air of the sleeping halls, and the air of the streets. Fear walks through the city, fear without name, without shape. All men feel it and none dare speak.
It [Romanticism] is concerned-in the words of Aristotle-not with things as they are, but with things as they might be and ought to be.
The audience looked at him. They felt he had no chance. They could drop the nameless resentment, the sense of insecurity which he aroused in most people. And so, for the first time, they could see him as he was: a man totally innocent of fear.
Happiness is self-contained and self-sufficient. Happy men have no time and no use for you. Happy men are free men.
A contradiction cannot exist. An atom is itself, and so is the universe; neither can contradict its own identity; nor can a part contradict the whole. No concept man forms is valid unless he integrates it without contradiction into the total sum of his knowledge. To arrive at a contradiction is to confess an error in one’s thinking; to maintain a contradiction is to abdicate one’s mind and to evict oneself from the realm of reality.
… el mas noble ideal consiste en que el hombre viva para sus hermanos; el fuerte luche por el débil; el inteligente sirva al que carece de discernimiento…
Don’t ever get angry at a man for stating the truth.
Love is a response to values. The amoralist’s actual self-appraisal is revealed in his abnormal need to be loved (but not in the rational sense of the word)-to be “loved for himself,
El hombre no es más que un animal de los más bajos, desprovisto de inteligencia y de alma, sin virtudes ni valores morales. Un animal que solo sirve para dos cosas: para comer y para reproducirse.
to cheat your way into a job bigger than your mind can handle is to become a fear-corroded ape on borrowed motions and borrowed time, and to settle down into a job that requires less than your mind’s full capacity is to cut your motor and sentence yourself to another kind of motion: decay-that