Petroleum is a more likely cause of international conflict than wheat.
We can only know one thing about God – that he is what we are not. Our wretchedness alone is an image of this. The more we contemplate it, the more we contemplate him.
For two decades the state has been taking liberties, and these liberties were once ours.
The role of the intelligence – that part of us which affirms and denies and formulates opinions is merely to submit.
I can, therefore I am.
We are like horses who hurt themselves as soon as they pull on their bits – and we bow our heads. We even lose consciousness of the situation, we just submit. Any re-awakening of thought is then painful.
What a country calls its vital… interests are not things that help its people live, but things that help it make war.
A hurtful act is the transference to others of the degradation which we bear in ourselves.
To get power over is to defile. To possess is to defile.
The future is made of the same stuff as the present.