Finding bad reasons for what one believes for other bad reasons - that's philosophy
The charm of history and its enigmatic lesson consist in the fact that, from age to age, nothing changes and yet everything is completely different.
I wanted to change the world. But I have found that the only thing one can be sure of changing is oneself.
From age to age, nothing changes, and yet everything ..... is completely different
One of the great attractions of patriotism it fulfills our worst wishes. In the person of our nation we are able, vicariously, to bully and cheat. Bully and cheat, what's more, with a feeling that we are profoundly virtuous.
Words form the thread on which we string our experiences.
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age, which means never losing your enthusiasm.
There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that's your own self.
The only completely consistent people are the dead.