Philosophy

Freedom is not a gift

"Freedom is the precondition for acquiring the maturity for freedom, not a gift to be granted when such maturity has been achieved."

-- Immanuel Kant

The superior person...

"The superior person understands rightness; the inferior person understands profit."

-- Confucius

The nature of things...

"One cannot in the nature of things expect a little tree that has been turned into a club to put forth leaves."

-- Martin Buber, philospher

Who is it that follows his impulses?

"Who is it that follows his impulses? The weakling: he lacks the power to inhibit; he is not strong enough to say no; he is a discord, a decadent. To discipline one's self--that is the highest thing."

-- Nietzsche

On Hell

"Hell is truth seen too late."

-- Hegel
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