Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Haunted Monologues

We ourselves sift our thoughts with severity
and consider it an advantage to be criticized.

How can anyone who does not withstand
criticism know they are right?

Richard Wurmbrand
Author of Tortured for Christ

Tough Love

In this labyrinth of daring knowledge,
one must never spare oneself.

Harshness must be among one's habits,
if one is to be happy
and cheerful
among nothing but hard truths.

Friedrich Nietzsche
Why I Write Such Excellent Books
Bonn, 1888