The difference between Socrates and Jesus? The great conscious and the immeasurably great unconscious.
Like the winds that we come we know not whence and blow whither soever they list, the forces of society are derived from an obscure and distant origin. They arise before the date of philosophy, from the instincts, not the speculations of men.
A religion so cheerless, a philosophy so sorrowful, could never have succeeded with the masses of mankind if presented only as a system of metaphysics. Buddhism owed its success to its catholic spirit and its beautiful morality.
Scotsmen are metaphisical and emotional, they are sceptical and mystical, they are romantic and ironic, they are cruel and tender, and full of mirth and despair.
And it’s impossible for me to read Henry James.
The rules of morality are not the conclusion of our reason.
Some deemed him wondrous wise, and some believed him mad.
I would rather be remembered by a song than by a victory.
No pressure, no diamonds.
Thought is the parent of the deed.