pale, filled o'er
With love and fear!
Go! Yet not in wrath. Ye could ne'er live here.
Here in the farthest realm of ice and scaur,
A huntsman must one be, like chamois soar.
An evil huntsman was I? See how taut
My bow was bent!
Strongest was he by whom such bolt were sent--
Woe now! That arrow is with peril fraught,
Perilous as none.--Have yon safe home ye sought!
Ye go! Thou didst endure enough, oh, heart;--
Strong was thy hope;
Unto new friends thy portals widely ope,
Let old ones be. Bid memory depart!
Wast thou young then, now--better young thou art!
What linked us once together, one hope's tie--
(Who now doth con
Those lines, now fading, Love once wrote thereon?)--
Is like a parchment, which the hand is shy
To touch--like crackling leaves, all seared, all dry.
Oh! Friends no more! They are--what name for those?--
A step further towards recovery, and the free spirit again draws near to life; slowly, it is true, and almost stubbornly, almost distrustfully.Page 11
But the hardly attained, the certain, the lasting, and therefore of great consequence for all wider knowledge, is still the higher; to keep one's self to that is manly and shows bravery, simplicity, and forbearance.Page 20
--The discovery of the laws of numbers is made upon the ground of the original, already prevailing error, that there are many similar things (but in reality there is nothing similar), at least, that there are things (but there is no "thing").Page 29
Is it true that there remains but one sole way of thinking which brings after it despair as a personal experience, as.Page 41
--One of the commonest mistakes is this: because some one is truthful and honest towards us, he must speak the truth.Page 49
In reality, between religions and real science there exists neither relationship nor friendship, nor even enmity; they live on different planets.Page 68
--The Greeks did not regard the Homeric gods as raised above them like masters, nor themselves as being under them like servants, as the Jews did.Page 81
Sometimes the saint practises that defiance of himself which is a near relative of domination at any cost and gives a feeling of power even to the most lonely; sometimes his swollen sensibility leaps from the desire to let his passions have full play into the desire to overthrow them like wild horses under the mighty pressure of a proud spirit; sometimes he desires a complete cessation of all disturbing, tormenting, irritating sensations, a waking sleep, a lasting rest in the lap of a dull, animal, and plant-like indolence; sometimes he seeks strife and arouses it within himself, because boredom has shown him its yawning countenance.Page 94
DARKNESS AND OVER-BRIGHTNESS SIDE BY SIDE.Page 130
We look into the ages before him as into a sculptor's workshop of such types.Page 134
THE FUTURE OF MARRIAGE.Page 168
--The power of the press consists in the fact that every individual who ministers to it only feels himself bound and constrained to a very small.Page 180
_In spite of_ the polis culture developed itself in this manner; indirectly to be sure, and against its will, the polis furnished assistance because the ambition of individuals therein was stimulated to the utmost, so that, having once found the path of intellectual development, they followed it to its farthest extremity.Page 195
no opportunity for the exercise of these feelings our soul becomes dried up, and even incapable of understanding the fine devices of loving men.Page 202
All three notions show at once that the man of convictions is not the man of scientific thought; he seems to us still.Page 207