We can know only that we know nothing. And that is the highest degree of human wisdom.
I am certain, too, that such a soul, such a heart and principles, as are hers are not to be found elsewhere in the world of the present day. (I do not know whence he had derived the habit of saying that few good things were discoverable in the world of the present day, but at all events he loved to repeat the expression, and it somehow suited him.)
The strongest proof that in the name of science we pursue unworthy and sometimes even harmful things is the existence of a science of punishment, which in itself is one of the most ignorant and offensive types of action known to man, a vestige of the lowest level of human development, lower than that of a child or a madman.
Every man, knowing to the smallest detail all the complexity of the conditions surrounding him, involuntarily assumes that the complexity of these conditions and the difficulty of comprehending them are only his personal, accidental peculiarity, and never thinks that others are surrounded by the same complexity as he is.
I'm not living, I'm waiting for a solution that goes on and on being put off.
They talked about peace, but did not believe in its possibility.