Saturday 10 October 2015

Quotations I found recently


Fear not that thy life shall come to an end, but rather fear that it shall never have a beginning. John Henry Newman.

Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it. Rumi.

Finally, at a moment when there appeared on the bridge that spanned two centuries of decadence, a superior force of genius and will which was strong enough to consolidate Europe and to convert it into a political and economic unit, with the object of ruling the world, the Germans, with their Wars of Independence, robbed Europe of the significance - the marvellous significance, of Napoleon's life. And in so doing they laid on their conscience everything that followed, everything that exists to-day, -this sickliness and want of reason which is most opposed to culture, and which is called Nationalism, -this ''ne'vrose nationale '' from which Europe is suffering acutely; this eternal subdivision of Europe into petty states, with politics on a municipal scale: they have robbed Europe itself of its significance, of its reason,-and have stuffed it into a cul-de-sac. Nietzsche.

1 comment:

  1. And one old favourite.

    "Things have come to a pretty pass," Lord Melbourne once declared, "when religion is allowed to invade the sphere of private life."