Every man lives in two realms: the internal and the external. The internal is that realm of spiritual ends expressed in art, literature, morals, and religion. The external is that complex of devices, techniques, mechanisms, and instrumentalities by means of which we live.
Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
I submit that an individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for law.
The hottest place in Hell is reserved for those who remain neutral in times of great moral conflict.
Without a notion of the transcendental, human beings would, indeed, be animals; however, only fools can be convinced of it, and only degenerates need such a conviction.
They defended the grains of sand in the desert to the last drop of their blood.
Means we use must be as pure as the ends we seek.
We must concentrate not merely on the negative expulsion of war but the postive affirmation of peace.
The ideas of an age are most abundant where they are not crowded by original ideas.
Before passing different laws for different people, I’d relinquish myself unto you as your slave.