The fortune which nobody sees makes a person happy and unenvied.
Pain is good, I'd say, when it's incidental to Love. In 'I give up my life for my friend' it is my friend, not my death, that matters. And sometimes I needn't give up my life for him, I can live for him, and with him, and the power of the spirit is then equally manifested, I should think.
Since we are not yet fully comfortable with the idea that people from the next village are as human as ourselves, it is presumptuous in the extreme to suppose we could ever look at sociable, tool-making creatures who arose from other evolutionary paths and see not beasts but brothers, not rivals by fellow pilgrims journeying to the shrine of intelligence. Yet that is what I see, or yearn to see. The difference between raman and varelse is not in the creature judged but in the creature judging, and when we declare an alien species to be raman, it does not mean that they have passed a threshold of moral maturity. It means that we have.
There is a God,there always had been.I see Him here,in the eyes of the people in this corridor of desperation.This is the real house of God,this is where those who have lost the God will find Him.There is a God,there has to be, and now I'll pray,I'll pray that He will forgive that I have neglected Him all of these years, forgive that I've betrayed,lied and sinned with impunity only to turn to Him now in my hour of need,I pray that He is as merciful,benevolent and gracious as His book says He is.
Dear, Missus, Mister - I beg you never to give thoughts to war, in no way, not to work for it, not by writing nor by reading about it nor by looking at the pictures nor on the television about it. Not in any way ever, at all. Not by being a soldier, sailor, airman, work in factory or above all at atom bombs. Above all at atom bombs. No obligation for this, dear fellow creature. Signed Your Fellow Creature.''P.S.,' said Gerald slowly, without turning from the window, 'If we all do this, we shall succeed.
In life there is reality and there is what you want in life. If you took a moment to step back and forget about everything that is going on that doesn't really mean that much anyway, you might be able to figure out how to get what you want and what has been stopping you. For every problem there is a solution, for every... need God has provided the answer, and for every want there is a way. Reality is what you make it.
Uma virtude deve ser nossa invenÃ§Ã£o, nossa defesa e nossa necessidade pessoais: tomada em qualquer outro sentido, nÃ£o passa de um perigo. Aquilo que nÃ£o Ã© uma condiÃ§Ã£o vital Ã© prejudicial ? vida: uma virtude que nÃ£o existe senÃ£o por causa dum sentimento de respeito pela ideia de Â«virtudeÂ», como Kant a queria, Ã© perigosa. A Â«virtudeÂ», o Â«deverÂ», o Â«bem em siÂ», o bem como carÃ¡cter da impersonalidade do valor geral - quimeras onde se exprime a degenerescÃªncia, o Ãºltimo enfraquecimento da vida, a chinesice de Conisberga.