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There is hardly any activity, any enterprise, which is started out with such tremendous hopes and expectations, and yet which fails so regularly, as love.
The ordinary man with extraordinary power is the chief danger for mankind – not the fiend or the sadist.
We live in a world of things, and our only connection with them is that we know how to manipulate or to consume them.
There can be no real freedom without the freedom to fail.
The only truly affluent are those who do not want more than they have.
The successful revolutionary is a statesman, the unsuccessful one a criminal.
To die is poignantly bitter, but the idea of having to die without having lived is unbearable.
Man’s biological weakness is the condition of human culture.
Not he who has much is rich, but he who gives much.
In the nineteenth century the problem was that God is dead. In the twentieth century the problem is that man is dead.
Just as love is an orientation which refers to all objects and is incompatible with the restriction to one object, so is reason a human…
Sanity is only that which is within the frame of reference of conventional thought.
The capacity to be puzzled is the premise of all creation, be it in art or in science.
The psychic task which a person can and must set for himself is not to feel secure, but to be able to tolerate insecurity.
Authority is not a quality one person ‘has,’ in the sense that he has property or physical qualities. Authority refers to an interpersonal relation in…
Just as modern mass production requires the standardization of commodities, so the social process requires standardization of man, and this standardization is called equality.
To hope means to be ready at every moment for that which is not yet born, and yet not become desperate if there is no…
One cannot be deeply responsive to the world without being saddened very often.
As we ascend the social ladder, viciousness wears a thicker mask.
Love is often nothing but a favorable exchange between two people who get the most of what they can expect, considering their value on the…
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