FridayMay 24, 2013
In love the paradox occurs that two beings become one and yet remain two.
Immature love says: 'I love you because I need you.' Mature love says 'I need you because I love you.'
We all dream; we do not understand our dreams, yet we act as if nothing strange goes on in our sleep minds, strange at least by comparison with the logical, purposeful doings of our minds when we are awake.
Dreams - A microscope through which we look at the hidden occurrences in our soul.
In love the paradox occurs that two things become one and yet remain two.
Why should society feel responsible only for the education of children, and not for the education of all adults of every age?
The duty to be alive is the same as the duty to become oneself, to develop into an individual one potentially is.
One cannot be deeply responsive to the world without being saddened very often.
Happiness is a mans greatest achievement; it is the response of his total personality to a productive orientation toward himself and the world outside.
Hate is a product of the unfulfilled life.
Love is an act of faith, and whoever is of little faith is also of little love.
Man's main task in life is to give birth to himself, to become what he potentially is. The most important product of his effort is his own personality.
Love is the only sane and satisfactory answer to the problem of human existence.
That man can destroy life is just as miraculous a feat as that he can create it, for life is the miracle, the inexplicable. In the act of destruction, man sets himself above life; he transcends himself as a creature. Thus, the ultimate choice for a man, inasmuch as he is driven to transcend himself, is to create or to destroy, to love or to hate.
The successful revolutionary is a statesman, the unsuccessful one a criminal.
As long as anyone believes that his ideal and purpose is outside him, that it is above the clouds, in the past or in the future, he will go outside himself and seek fulfillment where it cannot be found. He will look for solutions and answers at every point except where they can be found in himself.
Immature love says, 'I love you because I need you.' Mature love says, 'I need you because I love you.'
There is no meaning to life except the meaning man gives to his life by the unfolding of his powers.
As we ascend the social ladder, viciousness wears a thicker mask.
Modern man thinks he loses something; time; when he does not do things quickly. Yet he does not know what to do with the time he gains; except kill it.
Destructiveness is the outcome of an unlived life.
If I am what I have and what I have is lost, who then am I?
The right to express our thoughts means something only if we are able to have thoughts of our own