The degree of freedom from unwanted thoughts and the degree of concentration on a single thought are the measures to gauge spiritual progress.
The philosopher proves that the philosopher exists. The poet merely enjoys existence.
Woman must not accept; she must challenge. She must not be awed by that which has been built up around her; she must reverence that woman in her which struggles for expression.
Everything is complicated; if that were not so, life and poetry and everything else would be a bore.
Insurrection is an art, and like all arts has its own laws.
From 1918 on, trade unionists were to express from the platforms of their congresses the workers’ desire for peace through a rational organization of the world.
We too, through lack of knowledge and of sufficiently mature reflection, mistook the visible outward appearance of the phenomenon for the phenomenon itself.
She goes through the vale of death alone, each time a babe is born. As it is the right neither of man nor the state to coerce her into this ordeal, so it is her right to decide whether she will endure it.
Opinion is that exercise of the human will which helps us to make a decision without information.
For those who have obtained unobstructed knowledge of Self, the world is seen merely as a bondage causing imagination.