The present level of armaments could be taken as the starting point. It could be stipulated in an international treaty that these armaments should be simultaneously and uniformly reduced by a certain proportion in all countries.
Limitation of armaments in itself is economically and financially important quite apart from security.
In any consideration of disarmament, a distinction must be drawn between the positions of pacifists, of members of parliament, and of governments.
Every success in limiting armaments is a sign that the will to achieve mutual understanding exists, and every such success thus supports the fight for international law and order.
As long as it was only we poor pacifists who said that kind of thing we were treated as lunatics, as incurable utopians, or even as traitors.
They make glorious shipwreck who are lost in seeking worlds.
One can drink too much, but one never drinks enough.
Let the devil catch you but by a single hair, and you are his forever.
If some things don't make you lose your sense of reason, then you have none to lose.
For the will and not the gift makes the giver.
All disgust is originally disgust at touching.
Would that we could at once paint with the eyes In the long way from the eye through the arm to the pencil, how much is lost
Let us be lazy in everything, except in loving and drinking, except in being lazy.
A heretic is a man who sees with his own eyes.
Opinions are a private matter. The public has an interest only in judgments.
It is only for the sake of those without hope that hope is given to us.
Books and harlots have their quarrels in public.
The construction of life is at present in the power of facts far more than convictions.
Gifts must affect the receiver to the point of shock.
Opinions are to the vast apparatus of social existence what oil is to machines one does not go up to a turbine and pour machine oil over it one applies a little to hidden spindles and joints that one has to know.
Living substance conquers the frenzy of destruction only in the ecstasy of procreation.
To be happy is to be able to become aware of oneself without fright.
Every man has three characters that which he shows, that which he has, and that which he thinks he has.
In an age of synthetic images and synthetic emotions, the chances of an accidental encounter with reality are remote indeed.
The photographic image... is a message without a code.