Words from Part I:
The more I love humanity in general, the less I love man in particular.
... love in action is a harsh and dreadful thing compared to love in dreams.
...active love is labor and fortitude, and for some people too, perhaps, a complete science.
Words from Part II:
Remember particularly that you cannot be a judge of anyone. For no one can judge a criminal, until he recognizes that he is just such a criminal as the man standing before him, and that he perhaps is more than all men to blame for that crime.
If I had been righteous myself, perhaps there would have been no criminal standing before me.
For how can a man shake off his habits, what can become of him if he is in such bondage to the habit of satisfying the innumerable desires he has created for himself?