Don’t be intimidated by people who seem to be experts. Hear their points of view and get their judgements. But at the end of day, you’ve got to make a judgement because it’s not their life that’s going to be affected so much as your future.
It is probably safe to say that all the changes of factual knowledge which have led to the relativity theory, resulting in a very great theoretical development, are completely trivial from any point of view except their relevance to the structure of a theoretical system.
Education is a kind of continuing dialogue, and a dialogue assumes different points of view.
Style is the perfection of a point of view.
We view things not only from different sides, but with different eyes; we have no wish to find them alike.
Orthodox theologians insisted that the rest of humankind were only transitory creatures, lost in sin – a view that would support what would become their dominant teaching about salvation, offered only through Christ, and, in particular, through the church they claimed to represent.
And therefore we must seek dialogue in this networked world. We must ask which voice was actually attempting to make itself heard and saw no other possibility of gaining a hearing. To that extent, for a while this also represented a forced opening of a cosmopolitan view.
A lot of harm has come in all eras from people attached to one view of ‘spiritual’ truth.
The battle of Varus is an enigma, not in a military but in a political point of view – not in its course, but in its consequences.
The hours we pass with happy prospects in view are more pleasing than those crowded with fruition.