It is better to be deceived by one’s friends than to deceive them.
I have striven not to laugh at human actions, not to weep at them, nor to hate them, but to understand them.
If I were to ask you for example right now to go back with me and define those moments in your life that shaped you as a person and you began to reexamine them, something would happen.
They consider me to have sharp and penetrating vision because I see them through the mesh of a sieve.
I never desired to please the rabble. What pleased them, I did not learn; and what I knew was far removed from their understanding.
Don’t learn to do, but learn in doing. Let your falls not be on a prepared ground, but let them be bona fide falls in the rough and tumble of the world.
There’s still racism. Western Europe… has taken the native cultures of the Americas, the African cultures, the Asian civilization and lumped them together into The Others.
The major material advantage, financial advantage from having a reserve currency is that between 200 and 300 billion dollar bills, that may be twenty, fifty, hundred dollar bills as well as ones, exist in the world – a lot of them in Russia as you all know I’m sure.
Just as Divinity descends in a certain manner, to the extent that one communicates with Nature, so one ascends to Divinity through Nature, just as by means of a life resplendent in natural things one rises to the life that presides over them.
The entire business world has figured out how to make huge buckets of money without hiring us to work for them.