All people, imitations of apes.
All gods, imitations of people.

“The ideal man bears the accidents of life with dignity and grace, making the best of circumstances.” — Aristotle (via observando)


“How poor man is after all: ugly, wheezing, and full of hidden shame! I have been told that man loves himself: ah, how great this self-love must be! Man, however, is something that must be overcome.”

—F. Nietzsche, Thus Spoke Zarathustra: Part Four, “The Ugliest Man” (edited excerpt).

“‘I’ll be your mirror’ does not signify ‘I’ll be your reflection’ but ‘I’ll be your deception’.” — Jean Baudrillard (via powderfrench)

Who wants to send a message to Germany?

“Find ecstasy within yourself. It is not out there. It is in your innermost flowering. The one you are looking for is you.” — Osho (via petrichour)

“There is nothing that hasty and easily excited people are more inclined to do than to require sacred promises, because the inner weakness needs the powerful stimulation of the moment.” — Johannes Climacus Concluding Unscientific Postscript (via sorensays)