We are so fond of being out in Nature because it has no opinions of us.
Some cannot loosen their own chains and can nonetheless redeem their friends.
Even the wisest among you is only a confusion and hybrid of plant and phantom. But do I ask you to become phantoms or plants?
I beseech you, my brothers, remain faithful to the earth and do not believe those who speak to you of extraterrestrial hopes! They are mixers of poisons whether they know it or not.
Bad men have no songs'.* – How is it the Russians have songs?
To live alone one must be either a beast or a god, says Aristotle. Leaving out the third case: one must be both - a philosopher.