He who is infatuated with ‘Man’ leaves persons out of account so far as that infatuation extends, and floats in an ideal, sacred interest. Man, you see, is not a person, but an ideal, a spook.
Do not give in too much to feelings. A overly sensitive heart is an unhappy possession on this shaky earth.
Every man is a creative cause of what happens, a primum mobile with an original movement.
The people recognize themselves in their commodities; they find their soul in their automobile, hi-fi set, split-level home, kitchen equipment.
The sad truth is that most evil is done by people who never make up their minds to be good or evil.
As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live.
To begin with, we put the proposition: pure phenomenology is the science of pure consciousness.
Don’t be afraid of death so much as an inadequate life.
The bad gains respect through imitation, the good loses it especially in art.
Just as Darwin discovered the law of development of organic nature, so Marx discovered the law of development of human history: the simple fact, hitherto concealed by an overgrowth of ideology, that mankind must first of all eat, drink, have shelter and clothing, before it can pursue politics, science, art, religion, etc.