What resists phenomenology within us – natural being, the ‘barbarian’ source Schelling spoke of – cannot remain outside phenomenology. The philosopher must bear his shadow, which is not simply the factual absence of future light.
They are fond of fun and therefore witty, wit being well-bred insolence.
Let whoever can do so deceive me, he will never bring it about that I am nothing, so long as I continue to think I am something.
Even the Gods love jokes.
Opinion is the medium between knowledge and ignorance.
Therefore the misfortune which comes to man as a result of the fact that he was a child is that his freedom was first concealed from him and that all his life he will be nostalgic for the time when he did not know it’s exigencies.
At bottom every man knows well enough that he is a unique being, only once on this earth; and by no extraordinary chance will such a marvelously picturesque piece of diversity in unity as he is, ever be put together a second time.
But what if there are no gods?
Your educators can only be your liberators.
The ancient wisdom of the Indian philosophers declares, It is Mâyâ, the veil of deception, which blinds the eyes of mortals, and makes them behold a world of which they cannot say either that it is or that it is not: for it is like a dream; it is like the sunshine on the sand which the traveler takes from afar for water, or the stray piece of rope he mistakes for a snake.