I believe in using words, not fists. I believe in my outrage knowing people are living in boxes on the street. I believe in honesty. I believe in a good time. I believe in good food. I believe in sex.
The point of philosophy is to start with something so simple as not to seem worth stating, and to end with something so paradoxical that no one will believe it.
History creates comprehensibility primarily by arranging facts meaningfully and only in a very limited sense by establishing strict causal connections.
With the introduction of agriculture mankind entered upon a long period of meanness, misery, and madness, from which they are only now being freed by the beneficent operation of the machine.
Whatever the immediate gains and losses, the dangers to our safety arising from political suppression are always greater than the dangers to the safety resulting from political freedom. Suppression is always foolish. Freedom is always wise.
The good life is one inspired by love and guided by knowledge.
Do you know anything that in all its innocence is more humiliating than the funny pages of a Sunday newspaper in America?
The degree of one’s emotions varies inversely with one’s knowledge of the facts.
You only live a short time… and you are dead a long time.
Why is propaganda so much more successful when it stirs up hatred than when it tries to stir up friendly feeling?