There is no denying that Hitler and Stalin are alive today… they are waiting for us to forget, because this is what makes possible the resurrection of these two monsters.
To sit for one’s portrait is like being present at one’s own creation.
Love is but the discovery of ourselves in others, and the delight in the recognition.
Trifles make up the happiness or the misery of human life.
Courage is the fear of being thought a coward.
We know that we are not collectively guilty, so how can we accuse any other nation, no matter what some of its people have done, of being collectively guilty?
The schools would fail through their silence, the Church through its forgiveness, and the home through the denial and silence of the parents. The new generation has to hear what the older generation refuses to tell it.
The end was surely near. The Nazis killed you only when you were naked, because they knew, psychologically, that naked people never resist.
We bury love; Forgetfulness grows over it like grass: That is a thing to weep for, not the dead.
Everything is sweetened by risk.