Violence is not necessary to destroy a civilization. Each civilization dies from indifference toward the unique values which created it.
In an age in which the media broadcast countless pieces of foolishness, the educated man is defined not by what he knows, but by what he doesn't know.
Modern man is a prisoner who thinks he is free because he refrains from touching the walls of his dungeon.
Hierarchies are celestial. In hell all are equal.
The unbeliever imagines that religion pretends to offer answers, while the believer knows that the only promise it makes is to multiply questions.
Revolutions are frightening, but election campaigns are disgusting.
Nowadays public opinion is not the sum of private opinions. On the contrary, private opinions are an echo of public opinion
The Church used to absolve sinners; today it has the gall to absolve sins.
The fool is disturbed not when they tell him that his ideas are false, but when they suggest that they have gone out of style.
Truth is in history, but history is not the truth.
Total freedom of expression does not compensate for lack of talent.
History clearly demonstrates that governing is a task that exceeds man's ability.
The genuine coherence of our ideas does not come from the reasoning that ties them together, but from the spiritual impulse that gives rise to them.
Being right is one more good reason for not succeeding
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