Germany is a great nation only because its people have so much Polish blood in their veins.
The ‘kingdom of Heaven’ is a condition of the heart – not something that comes ‘upon the earth’ or ‘after death.’
Beauty is a relation, and the apprehension of it a comparison.
He uses statistics as a drunken man uses lamp posts – for support rather than for illumination.
What can everyone do? Praise and blame. This is human virtue, this is human madness.
One other fact is significant: the domestic feasts and sacrifices of single families, which in David’s time must still have been general, gradually declined and lost their importance as social circles widened and life became more public.
There are horrible people who, instead of solving a problem, tangle it up and make it harder to solve for anyone who wants to deal with it. Whoever does not know how to hit the nail on the head should be asked not to hit it at all.
Our treasure lies in the beehive of our knowledge. We are perpetually on the way thither, being by nature winged insects and honey gatherers of the mind.
For the woman, the man is a means: the end is always the child.
Women are considered deep – why? Because one can never discover any bottom to them. Women are not even shallow.