the world has not come to its end, it has approached a major turn in
history, equal in importance to the turn from the Middle Ages to the
Renaissance. It will exact from us a spiritual upsurge: We shall
have to rise to a new height of vision, to a new level of life, where
our physical nature will not be cursed as in the Middle Ages, but, even
more important, our spiritual being will not be trampled upon as in
the modern era."
"It is not because the truth is too difficult to
see that we make mistakes. . . . We make mistakes because the easiest
and most comfortable course for us is to seek insight where it accords
with our emotions—especially selfish ones."
"It is time in the West to defend not so much human
rights as human obligations."
When truth is discovered by someone else, it loses something
of its attractiveness."