Life does not need to mutilate itself in order to be pure.
A mind enclosed in language is in prison.
In the intellectual order, the virtue of humility is nothing more nor less than the power of attention.
Attachment is the great fabricator of illusions; reality can be attained only by someone who is detached.
Who were the fools who spread the story that brute force cannot kill ideas? Nothing is easier. And once they are dead they are no more than corpses.
Why, I ask, isn’t it possible that advertising as a whole is a fantastic fraud, presenting an image of America taken seriously by no one, least of all by the advertising men who create it?
You heard on all sides that the brightest Jewish children were turned down if the examining officers did not like the turn of their noses.
There is no detachment where there is no pain. And there is no pain endured without hatred or lying unless detachment is present too.
To understand is to perceive patterns.
Equality is the public recognition, effectively expressed in institutions and manners, of the principle that an equal degree of attention is due to the needs of all human beings.