Total loyalty is possible only when fidelity is emptied of all concrete content, from which changes of mind might naturally arise.
Death not merely ends life, it also bestows upon it a silent completeness, snatched from the hazardous flux to which all things human are subject.
A master of improvised speech and improvised policies.
Waiting for the end, boys, waiting for the end.
The only sure weapon against bad ideas is better ideas.
People’s backyards are much more interesting than their front gardens, and houses that back on to railways are public benefactors.
In my opinion, most of the great men of the past were only there for the beer – the wealth, prestige and grandeur that went with the power.
Economic growth may one day turn out to be a curse rather than a good, and under no conditions can it either lead into freedom or constitute a proof for its existence.
No matter what political reasons are given for war, the underlying reason is always economic.
You don’t want madhouse and the whole thing there.