To free a person from error is to give, and not to take away.
Love is not consolation. It is light.
The world has become so complex that the idea of a power in which everything comes together and can be controlled in a centralized way is now erroneous.
Letters are among the most significant memorial a person can leave behind them.
It says nothing against the ripeness of a spirit that it has a few worms.
There are no classes in life for beginners; right away you are always asked to deal with what is most difficult.
There is no self-knowledge but an historical one. No one knows what he himself is who does not know his fellow men, especially the most prominent one of the community, the master’s master, the genius of the age.
Truth is inseperable from the illusory belief that from the figures of the unreal one day, in spite of all, real deliverance will come.
Secrecy sets barriers between men, but at the same time offers the seductive temptation to break through the barriers by gossip or confession.
A knowledge of the forces that rule society, of the causes that have produced its upheavals, and of society’s resources for promoting healthy progress has become of vital concern to our civilization.