1. 10

    A priest is he who lives solely in the realm of the invisible, for whom all that is visible has only the truth of an allegory.

  2. 9

    When reason and unreason come into contact, an electrical shock occurs. This is called polemics.

  3. 8

    Every uneducated person is a caricature of himself.

  4. 7

    Wit as an instrument of revenge is as infamous as art is as a means of sensual titillation.

  5. 6

    Strictly speaking, the idea of a scientific poem is probably as nonsensical as that of a poetic science.

  6. 5

    Nothing truly convincing - which would possess thoroughness, vigor, and skill - has been written against the ancients as yet; especially not against their poetry.

  7. 4

    Versatility of education can be found in our best poetry, but the depth of mankind should be found in the philosopher.

  8. 3

    Aphorisms are the true form of the universal philosophy.

  9. 2

    Irony is a clear consciousness of an eternal agility, of the infinitely abundant chaos.

  10. 1

    An aphorism ought to be entirely isolated from the surrounding world like a little work of art and complete in itself like a hedgehog.

  11. Last Update: 21 January 2022

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