Love is nothing but Joy with the accompanying idea of an external cause (Ethics, part III, proposition 13, scholium).
Faith is throwing yourself into the arms of the unknown and trusting that you will be safe in the hands of that monster
I would rather go out of politics having the feeling that I had done what was right than stay in with the approval of all men, knowing in my heart that I have acted as I ought not to.
Without man and his potential for moral progress, the whole of reality would be a mere wilderness, a thing in vain, and have no final purpose.
It is now an easy matter to spell out the ethic of a truth: ‘Do all that you can to persevere in that which exceeds you perseverance. Persevere in the interruption. Seize in your being that which has seized and broken you.
Counsel involving right and wrong should never be sought from a man who does not say his prayers.
There are two types of people in this world, good and bad. The good sleep better, but the bad seem to enjoy the waking hours much more.
You bite the hand that feeds, Speedy said.
Humans don’t like that.
They view it as a sign of ingratitude.
I never asked anyone to feed me.
That doesn’t seem to matter to them.
An open mind, in questions that are not ultimate, is useful. But an open mind about the ultimate foundations either of Theoretical or of Practical Reason is idiocy. If a man’s mind is open on these things, let his mouth at least be shut. He can say nothing to the purpose. Outside the Tao there is no ground for criticizing either the Tao or anything else.
Judge character by behavior.