With the disintegration of all that [Nietzsche] had revered, existence, to him, had become a desert in which only one thing remained, namely that which had relentlessly forced him into this path: truthfulness that knows no limits and is not subject to any condition.
p. 45 (Nietzsche (1946))
Reason is like an open secret that can become known to anyone at any time; it is the quiet space into which everyone can enter through his own thought.Karl Jaspers
I approach the presentation of Kierkegaard with some trepidation. Next to Nietzsche, or rather, prior to Nietzsche, I consider him to be the most important thinker of our post-Kantian age. With Goethe and Hegel, an epoch had reached its conclusion, and our prevalent way of thinking — that is, the positivistic, natural-scientific one — cannot really be considered as philosophy.Karl Jaspers
We cannot avoid conflict, conflict with society, other individuals and with oneself. Conflicts may be the sources of defeat, lost life and a limitation of our potentiality but they may also lead to greater depth of living and the birth of more far-reaching unities, which flourish in the tensions that engender them.Karl Jaspers
Auch das gesteigertste psychologische Verstehen ist kein liebendes Verstehen.Karl Jaspers
Der Lehrer der Liebe lehrt den Kampf, der Lehrer der lieblosen Isolierung von aller Welt aber die Ruhe.Karl Jaspers
Nietzsche’s ideas and plans: for example, the idea of giving up the whole wretched academic world to form a secular monastic community.Karl Jaspers
Nietzsche, driven by the absolute demand of his existential truthfulness, could not abide the bourgeois world, even when its representative had human nobility.Karl Jaspers
To philosophise is to learn to die – philosophising is a soaring up to the Godhead – the knowledge of Being as Being.Karl Jaspers
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