Max Eastman Quotes

Patriotism has, like other religions whose object of worship is little open to question, its extreme sensitiveness, it’s fanatical intolerance. The ceremonial observances are enforced with zealotry, and those who blaspheme with unassenting presence are likely to be thrown out bodily or confined in jail.

People who demand neutrality in any situation are usually not neutral but in favor of the status quo.

A liberal mind is a mind that is able to imagine itself believing anything.

A simple experiment will distinguish two types of human nature. Gather a throng of people and pour them into a ferryboat. By the time the boat swings into the river you will find that a certain proportion have taken the trouble to climb upstairs in order to be out on deck and see what is […]

Dogs laugh, but they laugh with their tails. What puts man in a higher state of evolution is that he has got his laugh on the right end.

The defining function of the artist is to cherish consciousness.