Knowledge is what we get when an observer, preferably a scientifically trained observer, provides us with a copy of reality that we can all recognize.
Fiction allows you to embody certain ideas and give them an emotional reality. The characters allow you to get close viscerally to an idea.
Virtue cannot separate itself from reality without becoming a principle of evil.
The trade union movement represents the organized economic power of the workers… It is in reality the most potent and the most direct social insurance the workers can establish.
Perhaps women have always been in closer contact with reality than men: it would seem to be the just recompense for being deprived of idealism.
We coin concepts and we use them to analyse and explain nature and society. But we seem to forget, midway, that these concepts are our own constructs and start equating them with reality.
We suffer primarily not from our vices or our weaknesses, but from our illusions. We are haunted, not by reality, but by those images we have put in their place.
The world of reality has its limits; the world of imagination is boundless.
I accept reality and dare not question it.
Every gift which is given, even though is be small, is in reality great, if it is given with affection.