People travel to faraway places to watch, in fascination, the kind of people they ignore at home.
You cannot train a horse with shouts and expect it to obey a whisper.
Everything Hitler did to the Jews, all the horribly unspeakable misdeeds, had already been done to the smitten people before by the Christian churches. . . . The isolation of Jews into ghetto camps, the wearing of the yellow spot, the burning of Jewish books, and finally the burning of the people – Hitler learned it all from the church. However, the church burned Jewish women and children alive, while Hitler granted them a quicker death, choking them first with gas.
Cover the earth, before it covers you.
Life is so crowded with every day. It takes great effort to step aside and just watch and think.
Dictators long ago found out it is easier to unite people in common hatred than common love.
Hesitancy in judgment is the only true mark of the thinker.
The worst thing that ever happened to writing is that it became a business, The purpose of business is to make money, and to achieve that end it is necessary to please as many people as possible, to amuse them, to entertain them – in short, to do everything that will help increase the volume of sales.
Happy the man who gains sagacity in youth, but thrice happy he who retains the fervour of youth in age.
Work is man’s most natural form of relaxation.
Compassion is the only one of the human emotions the Lord permitted Himself and it has carried the divine flavor ever since.
That we have great men in our time and recent times is not because of our educational system, but rather in spite of it. They are the ones the teachers couldn’t spoil.
Fate is what Heaven imparts.
If God could make angels, why did he bother with men?
Those who can’t give friendship will rarely receive it and never hold it.
Traditional history appears to be the defacto recognition of every evil deed that failed to be stopped or eliminated.