“ It's unfortunate that injustice, subjugation and many levels of cruelty generates wonderful men. We have to find a way to generate such men when there is no strife, when there is no subjugation, when there is no injustice. ”
In this world there are only two tragedies. One is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it.
The nations of the world talk about peace only when they are at a disadvantage. When they are at an advantage, they talk about war and aggression.
All things are subject to interpretation. Whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth.
I want you to see life bare, as it is; and the bare is not ugly. The bare is very beautiful. The bare is very tremendous.
I have no faith in human perfectibility. I think that human exertion will have no appreciable effect upon humanity. Man is now only more active - not more happy - nor more wise, than he was 6000 years ago.
Human beings are capable of suffering just about anything. If there is some physical reason, at least they have a good excuse. Otherwise, they will simply suffer for nothing.