The history of mankind is confined within a limited period, and from every quarter brings an intimation that human affairs have had a beginning.
The severe household has no fierce slaves, but it is the affectionate mother.
If you have problems of conduct that are difficult and hard to settle, I will furnish you with solutions, for I not only know matters of practice and duty, but I even know them beforehand.
No pleasure has any savor for me without communication.
Every artist preserves deep within him a single source from which, throughout his lifetime, he draws what he is, and what he says. When the source dries up, the work withers and crumbles.
Historically, there had been many periods of Chinese Renaissance.
Economic growth may one day turn out to be a curse rather than a good, and under no conditions can it either lead into freedom or constitute a proof for its existence.
We are celebrating the feast of the Eternal Birth which God the Father has borne and never ceases to bear in all eternity… But if it takes not place in me, what avails it? Everything lies in this, that it should take place in me.
What a country calls its vital… interests are not things that help its people live, but things that help it make war.
Parents wonder why the streams are bitter, when they themselves have poisoned the fountain.