If the scholar feels that he must know everything about any topic, he is in trouble – and will not publish with a clear conscience.
The earth is the Lord’s fullness thereof: this is no longer a hollow dictum of religion, but a directive for economic action toward human brotherhood.
Friendship will not stand the strain of very much good advice for very long.
Power, in a nutshell, is the ability to get things done, and politics is the ability to decide which things need to be done.
Initially, the horrific images of September 11th triggered an enormous wave of solidarity.
To curb the machine and limit art to handicraft is a denial of opportunity.
Some people seem to gravitate from one fundamentalism to another, from some kind of secular fundamentalism into a religious fundamentalism or the other way around, which is not very helpful.
If you’re not working, over time you’re much more likely to develop attitudes and orientations and behavior patterns that are associated with casual or infrequent work. And then when you open up opportunities for people, you notice that these attitudes, orientations, habits and styles also change.
Never resist a sentence you like, in which language takes its own pleasure and in which, after having abused it for so long, you are stupefied by its innocence.
The functions of the family in a highly differentiated society are not to be interpreted as functions directly on behalf of the society, but on behalf of personality.