When you gaze into the abyss, Nietzsche wrote, the abyss also gazes into you.
It is by going down into the abyss that we recover the treasures of life.
The higher thy flight the less canst thou see the abysses. There are none in heaven.[Plus haut tu montes et moins tu conçois les abîmes! il n’existe point de précipices dans les cieux.]