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"One of the first signs of the beginning of understanding is the wish to die." Franz Kafka
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"Self-control means wanting to be effective at some random point in the infinite radiations of my spiritual existence." Franz Kafka
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"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." Franz Kafka
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"Suffering is the positive element in this world, indeed it is the only link between this world and the positive." Franz Kafka
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"Test yourself on mankind. It is something that makes the doubter doubt, the believer believe." Franz Kafka
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"The fact that our task is exactly commensurate with our life gives it the appearance of being infinite." Franz Kafka
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"The history of mankind is the instant between two strides taken by a traveler." Franz Kafka
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"The indestructible is one: it is each individual human being and, at the same time, it is common to all, hence the incomparably indivisible union that exists between human beings." Franz Kafka
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"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." Franz Kafka
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"There are only two things. Truth and lies. Truth is indivisible, hence it cannot recognize itself; anyone who wants to recognize it has to be a lie." Franz Kafka
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"Tyranny or slavery, born of selfishness, are the two educational methods of parents; all gradations of tyranny or slavery." Franz Kafka
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"We all have wings, but they have not been of any avail to us and if we could tear them off, we would do so." Franz Kafka
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"We are separated from God on two sides; the Fall separates us from Him, the Tree of Life separates Him from us." Franz Kafka
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"We are sinful not only because we have eaten of the Tree of Knowledge, but also because we have not yet eaten of the Tree of Life. The state in which we are is sinful, irrespective of guilt." Franz Kafka
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"It's often safer to be in chains than to be free" Franz Kafka
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"The true way is along a rope that is not spanned high in the air, but only just above the ground. It seems intended more to cause stumbling than to be walked along." Franz Kafka
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"If the French were German in their essence, then how the Germans would admire them!" Franz Kafka
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"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." Franz Kafka
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"Every revolution evaporates and leaves behind only the slime of a new bureaucracy." Franz Kafka
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"Let me remind you of the old maxim: people under suspicion are better moving than at rest, since at rest they may be sitting in the balance without knowing it, being weighed together with their sins." Franz Kafka
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""Everything you say is boring and incomprehensible," she said, "but that alone doesn't make it true" Franz Kafka
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