Western countries in particular can today no longer be separated from Muslim societies, because they have them within themselves. They are themselves internally globalized.
We already have – thanks to technology, development, skills, the efficiency of our work – enough resources to satisfy all human needs. But we don’t have enough resources, and we are unlikely ever to have, to satisfy human greed.
Failure sometimes enlarges the spirit. You have to fall back upon humanity and God.
Today’s practicality is often no more than the accepted form of yesterday’s theory.
Housework is work directly opposed to the possibility of human self-actualization.
This awful concept of underclass is really horrifying. You’re not lower class, you are excluded – outside.
I held a conference in Harvard where Americans said they didn’t believe in risk. They thought it was just European hysteria. Then the terrorist attacks happened and there was a complete conversion. Suddenly terrorism was the central risk.
As far as love is concerned, possession, power, fusion and disenchantment are the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.
Educational institutes can no longer be prizes in church politics or furnish berths for failure in other walks of life.
Every man of genius is considerably helped by being dead.