History creates comprehensibility primarily by arranging facts meaningfully and only in a very limited sense by establishing strict causal connections.
I think what I was after was a unifying story that could bring everything together, that could give me a sense of the whole of history.
People who are given whatever they want soon develop a sense of entitlement and rapidly lose their sense of proportion.
Find ecstasy in life; the mere sense of living is joy enough.
Our dreams drench us in sense, and sense steeps us again in dreams.
No one who has lived even for a fleeting moment for something other than life in its conventional sense and has experienced the exaltation that this feeling produces can then renounce his new freedom so easily.
We have a sense that we should be like the mythical cowboy… able to take on and conquer anything and live in the world without the need for other people.
No mind is thoroughly well organized that is deficient in a sense of humor.
A sense is what has the power of receiving into itself the sensible forms of things without the matter, in the way in which a piece of wax takes on the impress of a signet-ring without the iron or gold.
The chief product of an automated society is a widespread and deepening sense of boredom.