If men were born free, they would, so long as they remained free, form no conception of good and evil.
Time takes away the grief of men.
Peace is not the absence of war, but a virtue based on strength of character.
These are strange times. Reason, which once combatted faith and seemed to have conquered it, now has to look to faith to save it from dissolution.
If we are to preserve culture we must continue to create it.
The highest activity a human being can attain is learning for understanding, because to understand is to be free.
War is sweet to those who have not experienced it.
It is impossible to strive for the heroic life. The title of hero is bestowed by the survivors upon the fallen, who themselves know nothing of heroism.
Revolution as an ideal concept always preserves the essential content of the original thought: sudden and lasting betterment.
Play is a uniquely adaptive act, not subordinate to some other adaptive act, but with a special function of its own in human experience.