Whoever writes in blood and aphorisms wants not to be learned but to be learned by heart.
(Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 4, p. 48, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980). Thus Spoke Zarathustra, First Part, "On Reading and Writing," (1883).)
It seems to me that physical sickness softens, just as moral sickness hardens, the heart.
(Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl Chesterfield (1694-1773), British statesman, man of letters. letter, Dec. 25, 1755, The French Correspondence of the 4th Earl of Chesterfield, vol. I, p. 106, ed. Rex A. Barrell, trans. James Gray, Ottawa, Borealis Press (1980).)