The latest revelation – from no Mount Sinai, Sermon on the Mount or Bo tree – is the outcry of mute things themselves that we must heed by curbing our powers over creation, lest we perish together on a wasteland of what that creation once was.
The dynamic element in my philosophy, taken as a whole, can be seen as an obstinate and untiring battle against the spirit of abstraction.
Thinking begins only when we have come to know that reason, glorified for centuries, is the stiff-necked adversary of thought.
No one can enjoy freedom without trembling.
An idea is always a generalization, and generalization is a property of thinking. To generalize means to think.
Consciousness is indeed always with us. Everyone knows ‘I am!’ No one can deny his own being.
India Conquered and dominated China culturally for 20 centuries without ever having to send a single soldier across her border.
Men acquire a particular quality by constantly acting in a particular way.
The British have turned their sense of humour into a national virtue. It is odd, because through much of history, humour has been considered cheap, and laughter something for the lower orders. But British aristocrats didn’t care a damn about what people thought of them, so they made humour acceptable.
If there is one thing I fear less than everything else, it is, I believe, persecution for my opinions. There are a good many points about which I may be diffident, but when it comes to questions of Truth and intellectual independence, there is no holding me – I can envisage no finer end than to sacrifice oneself for a conviction.