Action without a name, a 'who' attached to it, is meaningless.
What really distinguishes this generation in all countries from earlier generations is its determination to act, its joy in action, the assurance of being able to change things by one's own efforts.
Revolutionaries do not make revolutions. The revolutionaries are those who know when power is lying in the street and then they can pick it up.
Forgiveness is the key to action and freedom.
Promises are the uniquely human way of ordering the future, making it predictable and reliable to the extent that this is humanly possible.
The point, as Marx saw it, is that dreams never come true.
Where all are guilty, no one is; confessions of collective guilt are the best possible safeguard against the discovery of culprits, and the very magnitude of the crime the best excuse for doing nothing.
It is quite gratifying to feel guilty if you haven't done anything wrong: how noble! Whereas it is rather hard and certainly depressing to admit guilt and to repent.
Dedicate yourself to the good you deserve and desire for yourself. Give yourself peace of mind. You deserve to be happy. You deserve delight.
In order to go on living one must try to escape the death involved in perfectionism.
Poets are the only people to whom love is not only a crucial, but an indispensable experience; which entitles them to mistake it for a universal one
The sad truth is that most evil is done by people who never make up their minds to be good or evil.
Forgiveness is the only way to reverse the irreversible flow of history.
Niemand hat das Recht zu gehorchen.
Courage is indispensible because in politics not life but the world is at stake.