Where love reigns, there is no will to power; and where the will to power is paramount, love is lacking. The one is but the shadow of the other.
To me dreams are a part of nature, which harbors no intention to deceive, but expresses something as best it can.
There was need of a phantastic, indestructible optimism, and one far removed from all sense of reality, in order, for example, to discover In the shameful death of Christ really the highest salvation and the redemption of the world.
The most intense conflicts, if overcome, leave behind a sense of security and calm which is not easily disturbed, or else a brokenness that can hardly be healed. Conversely, it is just these intense conflicts and their conflagration which are needed in order to produce valuable and lasting results.
The man who promises everything is sure to fulfil nothing, and everyone who promises too much is in danger of using evil means in order to carry out his promises, and is already on the road to perdition.