Franz Kafka

Austria
3 Jul 1883 // 3 Jun 1924
Writer

I have never been here before: my breath comes differently, the sun is outshone by a star beside it.

The Zurau Aphorisms (17)

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The Zurau Aphorisms

Franz Kafka

 

On Anger: "For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind."
Essays
On Destiny: "Our destiny exercises its influence over us even when, as yet, we have not learned its nature: it is our future that lays down the law of our today."
Human, All Too Human
On Friendship: "A crowd is not company; and faces are but a gallery of pictures; and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love."
Essays