He who is unable to live in society, or who has no need because he is sufficient for himself, must be either a beast or a god.
One of the best predictors of policy around is Thomas Ferguson’s investment theory of politics, as he calls it – very outstanding political economist – which essentially – I mean, to say it in a sentence, he describes elections as occasions in which groups of investors coalesce and invest to control the state.
In the latter case life rests upon a thousand presuppositions which the individual can never trace back to their origins, and verify; but which he must accept upon faith and belief.
No one is so brave that he is not disturbed by something unexpected.
Wood burns because it has the proper stuff in it; and a man becomes famous because he has the proper stuff in him.
All of my fights are planned. I study my opponents from A to Z. How he walks, how he looks, how he speaks, gestures of the human body, which is a certain language that provides you lots of information if you have the ability to read it. You just need to pay attention to it and gain experience over the years.
Man should be ever better than he seems.
He who would not be idle, let him fall in love.
If a person never contradicts himself, it must be that he says nothing.
Each man must have his I; it is more necessary to him than bread; and if he does not find scope for it within the existing institutions he will be likely to make trouble.