The fundamental constitution of existence might be such that one succumbed by a full knowledge of it—so that the strength of a mind might be measured by the amount of “truth” it could endure—or to speak more plainly, by the extent to which it required truth attenuated, veiled, sweetened, damped, and falsified.
Strength and success — they are above morality, above criticism. It seems, then, that it is not what you do, but how you do it and what you call it.
Religion is an illusion and it derives its strength from its readiness to fit in with our instinctual wishful impulses.
Real strength never impairs beauty or harmony, but it often bestows it; and in everything imposingly beautiful, strength has much to do with the magic.
Never forget what you are, for surely the world will not. Make it your strength. Then it can never be your weakness. Armor yourself in it, and it will never be used to hurt you.
In order for us to liberate the energy of our strength, our weakness must first have a chance to reveal itself.