The great mass of women throughout history have been confined to the cultural level of animal life in providing the male with sexual outlet and exercising the animal functions of reproduction and care of the young.
The hand is, in the highest degree, a human characteristic. It is man’s organ of grasp and of the sense of touch, while in animals these two functions are relegated to the mouth.
So long as man is protected by madness – he functions – and flourishes.
I am inclined to think that eating is a private thing and should be done alone, like other bodily functions.
Very often, organizations are inflexible because there is too little communication between functions; they are too segregated.
Democracy is about institutions: it’s about having things like schools and judiciary and the Ford Foundation, or ‘The Nation’ magazine – you need progressive institutions, you know what I mean? Those are important institutions to make sure that the government functions.
Without self knowledge, without understanding the working and functions of his machine, man cannot be free, he cannot govern himself and he will always remain a slave.
Individual freedom is a Jewish idea, but it’s one of the functions of Christianity to make this idea universal.
Even as one and the same person is called by different names according to the different functions he performs, so also one and the same mind is called by the different names: mind, intellect, memory, and egoity, on account of the difference in the modes – and not because of any real difference.
The health of a democratic society may be measured by the quality of functions performed by private citizens.