Too many have dispensed with generosity in order to practice charity.
Nothing is more powerful than custom or habit.
I would like us to think about it more explicitly, and not take our intuitions as the given of ethics, but rather to reflect on it, and be more open about the fact that something is an ethical issues and think what we ought to do about it.
Luther was guilty of two great crimes – he struck the Pope in his crown, and the monks in their belly.
Only the educated are free.
Silence is an ornament for women.
For women’s tears are but the sweat of eyes.
It is better for you to be free of fear lying upon a pallet, than to have a golden couch and a rich table and be full of trouble.
To regret fully is to appreciate how high the stakes are in even the average human life; fully experienced, it turns our eyes, attentive and alert, to a future possibly lived better than our past.
Just as Darwin discovered the law of development of organic nature, so Marx discovered the law of development of human history: the simple fact, hitherto concealed by an overgrowth of ideology, that mankind must first of all eat, drink, have shelter and clothing, before it can pursue politics, science, art, religion, etc.