Time is the school in which we learn, time is the fire in which we burn.
There is a spell in mediaeval Art which has had power to bewitch some people into trying, or wishing to try, or fancying that they wish to try or making believe to fancy that they wish to try, to bring back the Middle Ages.
Societies have always been shaped more by the nature of the media by which men communicate than by the content of the communication.
There is no greater tyranny than that which is perpetrated under the shield of the law and in the name of justice.
When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.
When someone tells me about Malala, the girl who was shot by the Taliban – that’s my definition for her – I don’t think she’s me. Now I don’t even feel as if I was shot. Even my life in Swat feels like a part of history or a movie I watched. Things change. God has given us a brain and a heart which tell us how to live.
The spirited horse, which will try to win the race of its own accord, will run even faster if encouraged.
The ideas of the ruling class are in every epoch the ruling ideas, i.e., the class which is the ruling material force of society, is at the same time its ruling intellectual force.
Capitalism proceeds through creative destruction. What is created is capitalism in a ‘new and improved’ form – and what is destroyed is self-sustaining capacity, livelihood and dignity of its innumerable and multiplied ‘host organisms’ into which all of us are drawn/seduced one way or another.
From such crooked wood as that which man is made of, nothing straight can be fashioned.