It was inevitable that in doing this I should arrive at new results, and it is perhaps understandable that in the end I have felt impelled to present these results not only in the dry form of a catalogue, but also in a more connected and personal one.
Heroism on command, senseless violence, and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism - how passionately I hate them!
The perfection of means and the confusion of ends seems to be our problem.
Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.
A life directed chiefly toward the fulfillment of personal desires will sooner or later always lead to bitter disappointment.
A man must learn to understand the motives of human beings, their illusions, and their sufferings in order to acquire a proper relationship to individual fellow-men and to the community.