The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honours the servant and has forgotten the gift.
Technological progress is like an axe in the hands of a pathological criminal.
To me the worst thing seems to be a school principally to work with methods of fear, force and artificial authority. Such treatment destroys the sound sentiments, the sincerity and the self-confidence of pupils and produces a subservient subject.
Teaching should be such that what is offered is perceived as a valuable gift and not as hard duty.
The religion of the future will be a cosmic religion. The religion based on experience and which refuses dogmatism. If there's any religion that would cope with the scientific needs, it will be Buddhism.
The ideals which have lighted my way and time after time have given me new courage to face life cheerfully have been Kindness, Beauty and Truth. The trite subjects of human efforts, possessions, outward success and luxury have always seemed to me contemptible.
The human mind is not capable of grasping the Universe. We are like a little child entering a huge library. The walls are covered to the ceilings with books in many different tongues. The child knows that someone must have written these books. It does not know who or how. It does not understand the languages in which they are written. But the child notes a definite plan in the arrangement of the books - a mysterious order which it does not comprehend, but only dimly suspects.
There are two ways of resisting war : the legal way and the revolutionary way. The legal way involves the offer of alternative service not as a privilege for a few but as a right for all. The revolutionary view involves an uncompromising resistance with a view to breaking the power of militarism in time of peace or the resources of the state in time of war.