Love is an act of faith.
Love is the only sane and satisfactory answer to the problem of human existence.
In love the paradox occurs that two beings become one and yet remain two.
Love is a union with somebody, or something, outside oneself, under the condition of retaining the separateness and integrity of ones own self. It is an experience of sharing, or communing, which permits the full unfolding of ones own inner activity.
Conditions for creativity are to be puzzled to concentrate to accept conflict and tension to be born everyday to feel a sense of self.
Like the effect of advertising upon the customer, the methods of political propaganda tend to increase the feeling of insignificance of the individual voter.
Socialism is the abolition of human self-alienation, the return of man as a real human being.
Why should society feel responsible only for the education of children, and not for the education of all adults of every age?
One cannot be deeply responsive to the world without being saddened very often.
Religion and nationalism, as well as any custom and any belief however absurd and degrading, if it only connects the individual with others, are refuges from what man most dreads: isolation.
Man's main task in life is to give birth to himself, to become what he potentially is. The most important product of his effort is his own personality.
Reason is man's instrument for arriving at the truth, intelligence is man's instrument for manipulating the world more successfully; the former is essentially human, the latter belongs to the animal part of man.
Sanity: that which is within the frame of reference of conventional thought.
Man's biological weakness is the condition of human culture.
What most people in our culture mean by being lovable is essentially a mixture between being popular and having sex appeal.