Kafka Proverbs

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"I am, because my little dog knows I am." Franz Kafka
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Animals    Dogs    Life Experiences   

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"So long as you have food in your mouth, you have solved all questions for the time being." Franz Kafka
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Austrian Poet    Food   

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"I do not read advertisements - I would spend all my time wanting things" Franz Kafka
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Advertising   

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"Persons who write a 10,000 word document and call it a brief" Franz Kafka
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"I have the true feeling of myself only when I am unbearably unhappy." Franz Kafka
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"In theory there is a possibility of perfect happiness: To believe in the indestructible element within one, and not to strive towards it." Franz Kafka
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Austrian Poet    Happiness   

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"There art two cardinal sins from which all others spring: impatience and laziness." Franz Kafka
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Art   

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"Isn't it only natural to leave a place where one is so bitterly hated?...The heroism involved in staying put in spite of it all is the heroism of a cockroach, which also won't be driven out of the bathroom." Franz Kafka
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"Productivity is being able to do things that you were never able to do before." Franz Kafka
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Business    Productivity   

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"Start with what is right rather than what is acceptable." Franz Kafka
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Action   

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"My peers, lately, have found companionship through means of intoxication--it makes them sociable. I, however, cannot force myself to use drugs to cheat on my loneliness--it is all that I have--and when the drugs and alcohol dissipate, will be all that my peers have as well." Franz Kafka
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Loneliness    Peers   

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"Youth is happy because it has the ability to see beauty. Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old." Franz Kafka
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"My ''fear''... is my substance, and probably the best part of me." Franz Kafka
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"...the books we need are the kind that act upon us like a misfortune, that make us suffer like the death of a person we love more than ourselves, that make us feel as though we were on the verge of suicide, or lost in a forest remote from all human habitation--a book should serve as the ax for the frozen sea within us." Franz Kafka
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"No people sing with such pure voices as those that live in deepest hell; what we take for the song of angels is their song." Franz Kafka
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"His weariness is that of the gladiator after the combat; his work was the whitewashing of a corner in a state official's office" Franz Kafka
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"May I kiss you then? On this miserable paper? I might as well open the window and kiss the night air." Franz Kafka
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"I can prove at any time that my education tried to make another person out of me than the one I became. It is for the harm, therefore, that my educators could have done me in accordance with their intentions that I reproach them; I demand from their hands the person I now am, and since they cannot give him to me, I make of my reproach and laughter a drumbeat sounding in the world beyond." Franz Kafka
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Education   

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"By imposing too great a responsibility, or rather, all responsibility, on yourself, you crush yourself." Franz Kafka
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"It is often safer to be in chains than to be free." Franz Kafka
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"He who seeks does not find, but he who does not seek will be found." Franz Kafka
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