Everybody’s scared for their ass. There aren’t too many people ready to die for racism. They’ll kill for racism but they won’t die for racism.
In fact history does not belong to us; but we belong to it.
I think we should look forward to death more than we do. Of course everybody hates to go to bed or miss anything, but dying is really the only chance we’ll get to rest.
Long before we understand ourselves through the process of self-examination, we understand ourselves in a self-evident way in the family, society and state in which we live.
Every human being has, like Socrates, an attendant spirit; and wise are they who obey its signals. If it does not always tell us what to do, it always cautions us what not to do.
Childhood itself is scarcely more lovely than a cheerful, kindly, sunshiny old age.
When a system of oppression has become institutionalized it is unnecessary for individuals to be oppressive.
Belief in oneself is one of the most important bricks in building any successful venture.
The real being of language is that into which we are taken up when we hear it – what is said.
The more language is a living operation, the less we are aware of it. Thus it follows from the self-forgetfulness of language that its real being consists in what is said in it.