In the age of the individual's liquidation, the question of individuality must be raised anew.
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Happiness is obsolete: uneconomic.
Only a humanity to whom death has become as indifferent as its members, that has itself died, can inflict it administratively on innumerable people.
He who stands aloof runs the risk of believing himself better than others and misusing his critique of society as an ideology for his private interest.
The good man is he who rules himself as he does his own property: his autonomous being is modelled on material power.
Freedom would be not to choose between black and white but to abjure such prescribed choices.
History does not merely touch on language, but takes place in it.
Work while you work, play while you play - this is a basic rule of repressive self-discipline.
Love you will find only where you may show yourself weak without provoking strength.
Every work of art is an uncommitted crime.
The task of art today is to bring chaos into order.
True friendship is like sound health the value of it is seldom known until it is lost.
The true republic men, their rights and nothing more women, their rights and nothing less.
The secret of success is learning how to use pain and pleasure instead of having pain and pleasure use you. If you do that, you're in control of your life. If you don't, life controls you.
As a means of contrast with the sublime, the grotesque is, in our view, the richest source that nature can offer.
In general I was a good kid. It usually took a lot to make me mad. But once I reached the boiling point, I lost all rational control. Totally without thinking, when my anger was aroused, I grabbed the nearest brick, rock, or stick to bash someone. It was as if I had no conscious will in the matter.
Everything that has ever been called folk art has always reflected domination.
In my dreams I hear again the crash of guns, the rattle of musketry, the strange, mournful mutter of the battlefield.
Inclusive, good-quality education is a foundation for dynamic and equitable societies.
Thus so wretched is man that he would weary even without any cause for weariness... and so frivolous is he that, though full of a thousand reasons for weariness, the least thing, such as playing billiards or hitting a ball, is sufficient enough to amuse him.
Nothing in the affairs of men is worthy of great anxiety.