Great Throughts Treasury

A database of quotes

Gregory Vlastos

Turkish Ancient Philosophy Scholar, Author

"The machine is one of the most compelling rational of human discoveries. The madness is in those who would use a rational thing to further the irrational ends of exploitation and domination."

"The distinctive thing about fellowship is its lesson of self-subordination."

"There is a seeking out of the best in others, of that which is most ultimate in them, and exposing oneself to it, to learn from it and be made over by it, which brings friendship very close to the mood of prayer."

"A machine is as distinctively and brilliantly and expressively human as a violin sonata or a theorem in Euclid."