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"I consider it important, indeed urgently necessary, for intellectual workers to get together, both to protect their own economic status and, also, generally speaking, to secure their influence in the political field."

"Never regard your study as a duty, but as the enviable opportunity to learn to know the liberating influence of beauty in the realm of spirit for your own personal joy and to the profit of the community to which your later work belongs."

"The road to perdition has ever been accompanied by lip service to an ideal."

"You can never solve a problem on the level on which it was created."

"All such action would cease if those powerful elemental forces were to cease stirring within us."

"But their intervention makes our acts to serve ever less merely the immediate claims of our instincts."

"Thought is the organizing factor in man, intersected between the causal primary instincts and the resulting actions."

"The only source of knowledge is experience."

"One strength of the communist system of the East is that it has some of the character of a religion and inspires the emotions of a religion."

"On the other hand, the concept owes its meaning and its justification exclusively to the totality of the sense impressions which we associate with it."

"It gives me great pleasure indeed to see the stubbornness of an incorrigible nonconformist warmly acclaimed."

"Confusion of goals and perfection of means seems, in my opinion, to characterize our age."

"To put it boldly, it is the attempt at a posterior reconstruction of existence by the process of conceptualization."

"Never lose a holy curiosity."

"I know quite certainly that I myself have no special talent; curiosity, obsession and dogged endurance, combined with self-criticism have brought me to my ideas."

"A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new."

"To know what is impenetrable to us really exists, manifesting itself as the highest wisdom and the most radiant beauty... this knowledge, this feeling is at the center of true religiousness."

"Each makes this cosmos and its construction the pivot of his emotional life, in order to find in this way peace and security which he can not find in the narrow whirlpool of personal experience."

"If one were to take that goal out of out of its religious form and look merely at its purely human side, one might state it perhaps thus: free and responsible development of the individual, so that he may place his powers freely and gladly in the service of all mankind."

"Love is a better teacher than duty."

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