Leibniz was somewhat mean about money. When any young lady at the court of Hanover married, he used to give her what he called a "wedding present," consisting of useful maxims, ending up with the advice not to give up washing now that she had secured a husband. History does not record whether the brides were grateful.
Berkeley retains the merit of having shown that the existence of matter is capable of being denied without absurdity.
Machines have altered our way of life, but not our instincts. Consequently, there is maladjustment.
And where a solution appears possible, the new logic provides a method which enables us to obtain results that do not merely embody personal idiosyncrasies, but must command the assent of all who are competent to form an opinion.
The essence of the conception of righteousness, therefore, is to afford an outlet for sadism by cloaking cruelty as justice.
There Self must die; there the eagerness, the greed of untamed desire must be slain, for only so can the soul be freed from the empire of Fate.