Revolutions are the locomotives of history.
The best author will be the one who is ashamed to become a writer.
War is the greatest plague that can afflict humanity, it destroys religion, it destroys states, it destroys families. Any scourge is preferable to it.
One may sometimes tell a lie, but the grimace that accompanies it tells the truth.
Few are there that will leave the secure seclusion of the scholar’s life, the peaceful walks of literature and learning, to stand out a target for the criticism of unkind and hostile minds.
Love you will find only where you may show yourself weak without provoking strength.
After September 11, the European governments have completely failed. They are incapable of seeing beyond their own national scope of interests.
Judaism and Christianity in themselves are distinctly separate entities, to be sure; but when considering their influence on Western thought, we must bear in mind that Christianity alone, or almost alone, transmitted the Jewish share, simply by what it contained of it in its own, original constitution.
God is at home, it’s we who have gone out for a walk.
The freedom of thought is a sacred right of every individual man, and diversity will continue to increase with the progress, refinement, and differentiation of the human intellect.