I see plainly how external images influence the image that I call my body: they transmit movement to it.
One leader, one people, signifies one master and millions of slaves.
The danger is not lest the soul should doubt whether there is any bread, but lest, by a lie, it should persuade itself that it is not hungry.
Progressively saved by the machine from the anxieties that bound his hands and mind to material toil, relieved of a large part of his work and compelled to an ever-increasing speed of action by the devices which his intelligence cannot help ceaselessly creating and perfecting, man is about to find himself abruptly plunged into idleness.
Dreams have as much influence as actions.
I have a different idea of a universal. It is of a universal rich with all that is particular, rich with all the particulars there are, the deepening of each particular, the coexistence of them all.
Let ignorance talk as it will, learning has its value.
Human beings are so made that the ones who do the crushing feel nothing; it is the person crushed who feels what is happening. Unless one has placed oneself on the side of the oppressed, to feel with them, one cannot understand.
At any street corner the feeling of absurdity can strike any man in the face.
My task is becoming more and more delicate, while the difficulties increase constantly.