Today’s Islamic fundamentalism is also a cover for political motifs. We should not overlook the political motifs we encounter in forms of religious fanaticism.
In true education, anything that comes to our hand is as good as a book: the prank of a page- boy, the blunder of a servant, a bit of table talk – they are all part of the curriculum.
The abdomen is the reason why man does not readily take himself to be a god.
I think many people are terribly afraid of being demoted by the Darwinian scheme from the role of authors and creators in their own right into being just places where things happen in the universe.
If we depend for our happiness on another, on society or on environment, they become essential to us; we cling to them, and any alteration of these we violently oppose because we depend upon them for our psychological security and comfort.
Those who are believed to be most abject and humble are usually most ambitious and envious.
There is perhaps no more obvious vanity than to write of it so vainly.
Philosophy is not a theory but an activity.
Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
Society is not a disease, it is a disaster. What a stupid miracle that one can live in it.