One must know oneself. If this does not serve to discover truth, it at least serves as a rule of life and there is nothing better.
Sorrow is knowledge, those that know the most must mourn the deepest, the tree of knowledge is not the tree of life.
In order to exist, man must rebel, but rebellion must respect the limits that it discovers in itself – limits where minds meet, and in meeting, begin to exist.
To cut short the question of the law of retaliation, we must note that even in its primitive form it can operate only between two individuals of whom one is absolutely innocent, and the other absolutely guilty. The victim, to be sure, is innocent. But can the society that is supposed to represent the victim lay claim to innocence?
The platform of an Ethical Society is itself the altar; the address must be the fire that burns thereon.
I believe that no man who holds a leader’s position should ever accept favors from either side. He is then committed to show favors. A leader must stand alone.
Students must have initiative; they should not be mere imitators. They must learn to think and act for themselves – and be free.
Before a group can enter the open society, it must first close ranks.
Everything must justify its existence before the judgment seat of Reason, or give up existence.
To understand how any society functions you must understand the relationship between the men and the women.