Wherever the relevance of speech is at stake, matters become political by definition, for speech is what makes man a political being.
Love, by its very nature, is unworldly, and it is for this reason rather than its rarity that it is not only apolitical but anti-political, perhaps the most powerful of all anti-political human forces.
Ideas, as distinguished from events, are never unprecedented.
Promises are the uniquely human way of ordering the future, making it predictable and reliable to the extent that this is humanly possible.
There are no dangerous thoughts; thinking itself is dangerous.
To be sure, nothing is more important to the integrity of the universities than a rigorously enforced divorce from war-oriented research and all connected enterprises.
Opinions are formed in a process of open discussion and public debate, and where no opportunity for the forming of opinions exists, there may be moods --moods of the masses and moods of individuals, the latter no less fickle and unreliable than the former --but no opinion.
We have almost succeeded in leveling all human activities to the common denominator of securing the necessities of life and providing for their abundance.
The sad truth is that most evil is done by people who never make up their minds to be good or evil.