I was guilty of judging capitalism by its operations and socialism by its hopes and aspirations; capitalism by its works and socialism by its literature
Students rarely disappoint teachers who assure them in advance that they are doomed to failure.
Fear of death has been the greatest ally of tyranny past and present.
It still remains true that as a set of cognitive beliefs about the existence of God in any recognizable sense continuous with the great systems of the past, religious doctrines constitute a speculative hypothesis of an extremely low order of probabil
Those who say that life is worth living at any cost have already written an epitaph of infamy, for there is no cause and no person that they will not betray to stay alive
Tolerance always has limits - it cannot tolerate what is itself actively intolerant
Idealism, alas, does not protect one from ignorance, dogmatism, and foolishness.
Before impugning an opponent's motives, even when they legitimately may be impugned, answer his arguments.
Wisdom is a kind of knowledge. It is knowledge of the nature, career, and consequences of human values.
Everyone who remembers his own education remembers teachers, not methods and techniques. The teacher is the heart of the educational system.
Nonetheless, it still remains true that as a set of cognitive beliefs, religious doctrines constitute a speculative hypothesis of an extremely low order of probability.
Philosophy, most broadly viewed, is the critical survey of existence from the standpoint of value.
To silence criticism is to silence freedom.