Imagination is always the fabric of social life and the dynamic of history. The influence of real needs and compulsions, of real interests and materials, is indirect because the crowd is never conscious of it.
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To want friendship is a great fault. Friendship ought to be a gratuitous joy, like...
Pain is the root of knowledge
A hurtful act is the transference to others of the degradation which we bear in...
A mind enclosed in language is in prison.
Beauty always promises, but never gives anything.
With no matter what human being, taken individually, I always find reasons for concluding that...
The poison of skepticism becomes, like alcoholism, tuberculosis, and some other diseases, much more virulent...
Evil being the root of mystery, pain is the root of knowledge.
Most works of art, like most wines, ought to be consumed in the district of...
The intelligent man who is proud of his intelligence is like the condemned man who...
To get power over is to defile. To possess is to defile.
Every perfect life is a parable invented by God.
Humanism was not wrong in thinking that truth, beauty, liberty, and equality are of infinite...
Imagination and fiction make up more than three-quarters of our real life
The future is made of the same stuff as the present.
Learn to reject friendship, or rather the dream of friendship. To want friendship is a...
The role of the intelligence - that part of us which affirms and denies and...
A science which does not bring us nearer to God is worthless.
Real genius is nothing else but the supernatural virtue of humility in the domain of...
All sins are attempts to fill voids.