If you are constantly making judgments based on superficial affiliations, your world gets to be pretty small.
Since boredom advances and boredom is the root of all evil, no wonder, then, that the world goes backwards, that evil spreads. This can be traced back to the very beginning of the world. The gods were bored; therefore they created human beings.
History does nothing; it does not possess immense riches, it does not fight battles. It is men, real, living, who do all this.
It is so hard to believe because it is so hard to obey.
The human being is in the most literal sense a political animal, not merely a gregarious animal, but an animal which can individuate itself only in the midst of society.
Listen to the cry of a woman in labor at the hour of giving birth – look at the dying man’s struggle at his last extremity, and then tell me whether something that begins and ends thus could be intended for enjoyment.
Reason has always existed, but not always in a reasonable form.
The first requisite for the happiness of the people is the abolition of religion.
Landlords, like all other men, love to reap where they never sowed.
People understand me so poorly that they don’t even understand my complaint about them not understanding me.