True love should be, according to its origin, entirely arbitrary and entirely accidental at the same time; it should seem both necessary and free; in keeping with its nature, however, it should be both destiny and virtue and appear as a mystery and a miracle.
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One can only become a philosopher, but not be one. As one believes he is a philosopher, he stops being one.
Many works of the ancients have become fragments. Many works of the moderns are fragments at the time of their origin.