When Hegel later became a man of influence’ he insisted that the Jews should be granted equal rights because civic rights belong to man because he is a man and not on account of his ethnic origins or his religion.
To try to fashion something from suffering, to relish our triumphs, and to endure defeats without resentment: all that is compatible with the faith of a heretic.
It is true that the poet does not directly address his neighbors; but he does address a great congress of persons who dwell at the back of his mind, a congress of all those who have taught him and whom he has admired; they constitute his ideal audience and his better self.
Washing one’s hands of the conflict between the powerful and the powerless means to side with the powerful, not to be neutral.
The oppressed, having internalized the image of the oppressor and adopted his guidelines, are fearful of freedom.
The deepest difference between religions is not that between polytheism and monotheism.
The Great Idea in advertising is far more than the sum of the recognition scores, the ratings and all the other superficial indicators of its success; it is in the realm of myth, to which measurements cannot apply.
I didn’t wake up and decide to become an activist. But you couldn’t help notice the inequities, the injustices. It was all around you.
It is better for a woman to compete impersonally in society, as men do, than to compete for dominance in her own home with her husband, compete with her neighbors for empty status, and so smother her son that he cannot compete at all.
Faith means intense, usually confident, belief that is not based on evidence sufficient to command assent from every reasonable person.