Great Throughts Treasury

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Wilhelm Reich

'Mysticism' here means, in the literal sense, a change of sensory impressions and organ sensations into something unreal and beyond this world.

Little | Man | Responsibility | Society | Truth | Wants | Society | Intellect |

Ursula Le Guin, fully Ursula Kroeber Le Guin

Belief in heaven and hell is a big deal in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, and some forms of doctrinaire Buddhism. For the rest of us it's simply meaningless. We don't live in order to die, we live in order to live.

Argument | Chance | Courage | Fighting | Kill | Man | Manliness | Men | Need | Organization | People | Purpose | Purpose | Worth | Old | Think |

William Shakespeare

A good old man, sir; he will be talking. As they say, "When the age is in, the wit is out." God help us! it is a world to see! . Much Ado about Nothing. Act iii. Sc. 5.

Good | Old |

Ellen Goodman

You can fire your secretary, divorce your spouse, abandon your children. But they remain your co-authors forever.

Emile Zola

In love as in speculation there is much filth; in love also, people think only of their own gratification; yet without love there would be no life, and the world would come to an end.

Despair | Destroy | Effort | Good | Honor | Innocence | Life | Life | Man | Men | Office | Order | People | Public | Society | War | Society |

Emile Zola

I have but one passion: to enlighten those who have been kept in the dark, in the name of humanity which has suffered so much and is entitled to happiness. My fiery protest is simply the cry of my very soul.

Absolute | Authority | Capacity | Discipline | Means | Public | Rule | Talking |

Gore Vidal, fully Eugene Luther Gore Vidal

Don't ever make the mistake with people like me thinking we are looking for heroes. There aren't any and if there were, they would be killed immediately. I'm never surprised by bad behaviour. I expect it.

Obsession | Politics | Understand |