I cannot believe in a God who wants to be praised all the time.
Rejoicing in our joy, not suffering over our suffering, makes someone a friend.
It is impossible to suffer without making someone pay for it; every complaint already contains revenge.
Social equity is based on justice; politics change on the opinion of the time. The black man’s skin will be a mark of social inferiority so long as white men are conceited, ignorant, unjust, and prejudiced. You cannot legislate these qualities out of the white – you must steal them out by teaching, illustration, and example.
When you look into an abyss, the abyss also looks into you.
One should die proudly when it is no longer possible to live proudly.
As we learn from the New Testament, the Jews and the Samaritans in the days of Jesus were not agreed on the question which was the proper place of worship, but that there could be only one was taken to be as certain as the unity of God Himself.
Love is blind; friendship closes its eyes.
And we should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once. And we should call every truth false which was not accompanied by at least one laugh.
It is my ambition to say in ten sentences what others say in a whole book.