One of the greatest superstitions of our time is the belief that it has none.
The perception that existence exists invalidates the normal personality,as does the imminence of death.
The only important thing to realise about history is that it all took place in the last five minutes.
Society expresses its sympathy for the geniuses of the past to distract attention from the fact that it has no intention of being sympathetic to the geniuses of the present.
Society is everybody's way of punishing one another because they daren't take it out on the universe.
Society is a self-regulating mechanism for preventing the fulfilment of its members.
Education by the State is a contradiction in terms. Intellectual development is only possible to those who have seen through society.
That society exists to frustrate the individual may be seen from its attitude to work. It is only morally acceptable if you do not want to do it. If you want to, it becomes a personal pleasure.
The object of the educational system is to make the child feel suitably guilty for the harm that has been done to him.
Only the impossible is worth attempting. In everything else one is sure to fail.
It is when the commercial factor enters into the situation that the possibility of genuine individual liberty arises.
Democracy: everyone should have an equal opportunity to obstruct everybody else.
Progress towards sanity is achieved by abandoning first the desire for omnipotence and then that for exceptional achievement.
The human race has to be bad at psychology; if it were not, it would understand why it is bad at everything else.
The human race believes in not taking its problems seriously enough to solve them.