Technique is noticed most markedly in the case of those who have not mastered it.
The history of progress is written in the blood of men and women who have dared to espouse an unpopular cause, as, for instance, the black man’s right to his body, or woman’s right to her soul.
Thence results, for science as well as for industry, the necessity of the division and association of labor. I receive and I give – such is human life. Each directs and is directed in his turn.
It is not impossible to think that the minds of philosophers sometimes act like those of other mortals, and that, having once been determined by diverse circumstances to adopt certain views, they then look for and naturally find reasons to justify these views.
Every cook has to learn how to govern the state.
Only barbarians are not curious about where they come from, how they came to be where they are, where they appear to be going, whether they wish to go there, and if so, why, and if not, why not.
You went up to be examined with the other Jewish children, your heart heavy about that matter of your nose.
Only what we have wrought into our character during life can we take with us.
The State is the altar of political freedom and, like the religious altar, it is maintained for the purpose of human sacrifice.
If Socialism can only be realized when the intellectual development of all the people permits it, then we shall not see Socialism for at least five hundred years.