Man cannot survive except by gaining knowledge, and reason is his only means to gain it. Reason is the faculty that perceives, identifies and integrates the material provided by his senses. The task of his senses is to give him the evidence of existence, but the task of identifying it belongs to his reason, his senses tell him only that something is, but what it is must be learned by his mind.
If you know that this life is all that you have, wouldn’t you make the most of it?
-A qué le llamas libertad? -A no pedir nada. A no esperar nada. A no depender de nada. -Y si encontraras algo que quisieras? -No lo encontraré. Elegiré no verlo.
There is no difference between the principles, policies and practical results of socialism-and those of any historical or prehistorical tyranny. Socialism is merely democratic absolute monarchy-that is, a system of absolutism without a fixed head, open to seizure of power by all corners, by any ruthless climber, opportunist, adventurer, demagogue or thug.
I can accept anything, except what seems to be the easiest for most people: the half-way, the almost, the just-about, the in-between.
…one cannot deal with pure evil, with the naked, full-conscious evil that neither has nor seeks justification.
A man doesn’t borrow pieces of his body. A building doesn’t borrow hunks of its soul. Its maker gives it the soul and every wall, window and stairway to express it.
There was no boasting in his manner and consciousness, no thought of comparison. His attitude was not: “I can do it better than you,
The freedom of speech of private individuals includes the right to not agree, not to listen, and not to finance one’s own antagonists.
They kept their secret from the knowledge of others, not as a shameful guilt, but as a thing that was immaculately theirs, beyond anyone’s right of debate or appraisal.