Petroleum is a more likely cause of international conflict than wheat.
We can only know one thing about God – that he is what we are not. Our wretchedness alone is an image of this. The more we contemplate it, the more we contemplate him.
It is better to be a has-been than a never-was.
Is it progress if a cannibal uses a fork?
The role of the intelligence – that part of us which affirms and denies and formulates opinions is merely to submit.
I respond very easily to outside events. One’s life is a matter of chance. Nothing that you’ve arranged for yourself works out.
Only barbarians are not curious about where they come from, how they came to be where they are, where they appear to be going, whether they wish to go there, and if so, why, and if not, why not.
The chief product of an automated society is a widespread and deepening sense of boredom.
I can, therefore I am.
If the ends don’t justify the means, what does?