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Nothing that has been thought can ever be taken back.
– Friedrich Durrenmatt
Truth is always a delusion.
It is inhuman to continue a war which could easily be ended.
The world is bad but not without hope. It is only hopeless when you look at it from an ideal viewpoint.
I am a man, and God is hiding from us humans. We are unable to see Him, we can only search for Him.
Only the freedom of mind can prevent the state from becoming totalitarian and from issuing totalitarian demands.
For a person who is dying only eternity counts.
Today’s Communism can survive only if it abandons the myth of an infallible party, if it continues to think, and if it becomes democratic.
Without tolerance, our world turns into hell.
A state always calls itself fatherland when it is ready for murder.
There are thoughts we must not think.
The worst possible turn can not be programmed. It is caused by coincidence.
Resistance at all cost is the most senseless act there is.
Religion and political expediency go beautifully hand in hand.
World history is tragic.
Revolutions demand enormous sacrifices and, at the same time, create a new need to change the world again.
There are risks which are not acceptable: the destruction of humanity is one of them.
The freedom of each individual can only be the freedom of all.
The difference between humans and wild animals is that humans pray before they commit murder.
Someone who is about to die does not mourn the dead.
Communism is a proposition to structure the world more reasonably, a proposition for changing the world. As such, we have to analyze it and, if we deem it reasonable, act upon it.
The savages don’t have atom bombs.
Before anything else, we need a new age of Enlightenment. Our present political systems must relinquish their claims on truth, justice and freedom and have to replace them with the search for truth, justice, freedom and reason.
For people who have no critical acumen, a state is a mythical entity, for those who think critically it is a rational fiction, created by man in order to facilitate human coexistence.
You can’t take back an act you were able to think.
In a society which is structured the wrong way, piety has no effect.
Our science has become terrible, our research dangerous, our findings deadly. We physicists have to make peace with reality. Reality is not as strong as we are. We will ruin reality.
Justice is horrible.
Today’s difference between Russia and the United States is that in Russia everybody takes everybody else for a spy, and in the United States everybody takes everybody else for a criminal.
It is surely easier to confess a murder over a cup of coffee than in front of a jury.