The sciences which take socio-historical reality as their subject matter are seeking, more intensively than ever before, their systematic relations to one another and to their foundation.
We need do no more than repeat: only under communism does the individual become himself and lead his own life.
It is better to be deceived by one’s friends than to deceive them.
It turns out that a Nobel is also followed by other recognitions, and perhaps the most unexpected of these is that the Japan Karate Association in Tokyo has now made me an honorary 7th-degree black belt, something that, given my athletic abilities, is even more unimaginable than being an Economic Sciences Laureate.
Better a bad excuse, than none at all.
The image is more than an idea. It is a vortex or cluster of fused ideas and is endowed with energy.
I’m addicted to email, but other than that, there are practical things – being able to buy a book on the internet that you can’t find in your local bookshop. This could be a lifeline if you live further from the sources.
I think that rather than condemning Islam, Islam needs to be studied by those who are sincere.
There is no such thing as perpetual tranquillity of mind while we live here; because life itself is but motion, and can never be without desire, nor without fear, no more than without sense.
I’d rather learn from one bird how to sing than to teach ten thousand stars how not to dance.