Of Beauty

We know what beauty is because of the ancient Greeks.                                              

Of Needs and Rights

There is a right to work because there is a need to work, and where there is a need there is a right.                      

Of Ability, Need, and Freedom

"From each according to ability; to each according to need" implies freedom to give as one is able and freedom to take as one has need.  It implies a freedom to produce as one is able and a freedom to procure as one has need. ...

Of Hegel's Theory and Logic

"Modern political and social theory is committed to logical and empirical thinking, while Hegel, at least at first sight, appears to have nothing but contempt for empiricism and non-dialectical logic." -- Zbigniew A. Pelczynski, "The...

Of Freedom and Organization

"Freedom and organization exist together." -- Anonymous                                                 

Of Hegel's Concept of the State

"By his concept of the state Hegel hoped to convey something about social and political reality which was original and important, and his concept is obscure because he tried to put more meaning into it than it is safe for any single...

Of the Purpose of Art

"The purpose of art is to provide an expression of what is godlike. Art, such as painting and photography, is an artist's expression of what is godlike, of what is divine.  An artwork, such as a painting or a photograph, has a sensory...

Of the Dialectical Principle

"The relation between philosophy and reality, theory and practice is the original meaning of the dialectical principle." -- Karl Korsch (1886-1961, German Marxist theorist)                                              

Of the Human Body

"Thanks to mainstream Christianity, the human body is a mere worldly shell which has become an object of contempt." -- Anonymous                                      

Of Kant's Categories

"To regard Kant's categories as subjective only, i.e. as part of ourselves, must seem very odd to the natural mind: and no doubt there is something queer about it." -- Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1770 – 1831, German philosopher) ...

Of Reason and Necessity

"Reason demands its satisfaction with respect to form; this form is necessity in general." -- Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1770 – 1831, German philosopher)    

Of Knowledge and Truth

"Knowledge requires truth." -- Anonymous                                            

Of Artistic Beauty

"Artistic beauty reveals truth through perception." -- Anonymous                                       

Of Human Society

"Man is constrained to be more or less social by his mode of propagation." -- George Santayana (Jorge Agustín Nicolás Ruiz de Santayana    y Borrás, 1863–1952, Spanish-American philosopher, essayist,    poet, and novelist)   ...

Of War

"How good bad music and bad reasons sound when we march against an enemy." -- Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (1844-1900, German philosopher)                               

Of Thought and Vocabulary

"The thought of the middle ages was not limited, but perhaps its vocabulary was." -- Charles Walter Stansby Williams (1886–1945, British poet, novelist,    theologian, and literary critic)                                                

Of Beginning

"Every beginning is a consequence - every beginning ends something." -- Paul Valéry (Ambroise-Paul-Toussaint-Jules Valéry, 1871–1945,    French poet, essayist, and philosopher)                                                 

Of Truth

"We must not let go manifest truths because we cannot answer all questions about them." -- Jeremy Collier (1650–1726, English theatre critic, bishop and    theologian)                                                   

Of Wealth and Poverty

"If we permit extremes of wealth for a few and enduring poverty for many, we shall create a social explosiveness and a demand for revolutionary change." -- Dwight David "Ike" Eisenhower (1890–1969, 34th President of the    United...

Of Wealth

"There is no society, however free and democratic, where wealth will not create an aristocracy." -- Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer-Lytton (1803–1873, English    novelist, poet, playwright, and politician)                          

Of Wonder

"Wonder is involuntary praise." -- Anonymous                                    

Of Men and Women

"Men have sight; women insight." -- Victor Marie Hugo (1802–1885, French poet, novelist, and dramatist)                               

Of Jealousy

"Jealousy is the sister of love, as the devil is the brother of angels." -- Stanislas Jean, chevalier de Boufflers (1738–1815, French statesman    and writer)                                             

Of Happiness

"To be happy is not the purpose of our being, but to deserve happiness." -- Immanuel Hermann von Fichte (1796–1879, German philosopher)                                                   

Of Deceit

"The surest way of making a dupe is to let your victim suppose you are his." -- Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer-Lytton (1803–1873, English     novelist, poet, playwright, and politician)