The main reason why men and women make different aesthetic judgments is the fact that the latter, generally incapable of abstraction, only admire what meets their complete approval.
Piecemeal social engineering resembles physical engineering in regarding the ends as beyond the province of technology.
Those who want to row on the ocean of human knowledge do not get far, and the storm drives those out of their course who set sail.
One can’t understand the Christian Right and similar movements unless one sees them as reactive – they’re reacting to what they call secular humanism.
God must have been on leave during the Holocaust.
If people never did silly things nothing intelligent would ever get done.
Don’t get involved in partial problems, but always take flight to where there is a free view over the whole single great problem, even if this view is still not a clear one.
Philosophy is not a theory but an activity.
When the theater gates open, a mob pours inside, and it is the poet’s task to turn it into an audience.
What connects two thousand years of genocide? Too much power in too few hands.