When good people in any country cease their vigilance and struggle, then evil men prevail.
To conceive the good, in fact, is not sufficient; it must be made to succeed among men. To accomplish this less pure paths must be followed.
O thou Sun, send me as far over the earth as is my pleasure and thine, and may I make the acquaintance of good men, but never hear anything of bad ones, nor they of me.
Men are only as good as their technical development allows them to be.
To be successful in struggle requires remembrance of the Creator and the doing of good deeds. This is important because successful struggle demands that there be a kind of social consciousness. There has to be a social commitment, a social consciousness that joins men together.
Regarding life, the wisest men of all ages have judged alike: it is worthless.
In itself and in its consequences the life of leisure is beautiful and ennobling in all civilised men’s eyes.