For one human being to love another; that is perhaps the most difficult of all our tasks, the ultimate, the last test and proof, the work for which all other work is but preparation.
Extreme positions are not succeeded by moderate ones, but by contrary extreme positions.
It was once religion which told us that we are all sinners because of original sin. It is now the ecology of our planet which pronounces us all to be sinners because of the excessive exploits of human inventiveness.
Being brilliant is no great feat if you respect nothing.
The focus of subjectivity is a distorting mirror.
A flower cannot blossom without sunshine, and man cannot live without love.
It was also Hegel who established the view that the different philosophic systems that we find in history are to be comprehended in terms of development and that they are generally one-sided because they owe their origins to a reaction against what has gone before.
Poetry is the mother-tongue of the human race.
Neither science, nor the politics in power, nor the mass media, nor business, nor the law nor even the military are in a position to define or control risks rationally.
Being, in the testimony it gives of itself, informs us not only about what it is but also about what we owe it.