Jeder Zusammenschluss von Menschen ist notwendig ein Abschluss gegen andere Menschen

The value of a statement of a thoughtful man is not increased by his repeating it often

The vulgar notion of history does not make allowance for the difference between the important and the unimportant

philosophy in the strict sense is man’s effort to liberate himself from the particular premises of any particular civilization or culture

Sparta is the better polis; but Athens is outstanding as regards natural gifts, and this means regarding the gifts of individuals

What attitude people adopt toward freedom of public discussion, depends decisively on what they think about popular education and its limits

Leo Strauss