The complex develops out of the simple.
The mind has exactly the same power as the hands not merely to grasp the world, but to change it.
The mind has exactly the same power as the hands; not merely to grasp the world, but to change it.
In the civilisation a new law of hostility prevails. And to call it the law of the jungle is unfair to the jungle.
The average man is a conformist, accepting miseries and disasters with the stoicism of a cow standing in the rain.
Religion, mysticism and magic all spring from the same basic "feeling" about the universe: a sudden feeling of meaning, which human beings sometimes "pick up" accidentally, as your radio might pick up some unknown station. Poets feel that we are cut off from meaning by a thick, lead wall, and that sometimes for no reason we can understand the wall seems to vanish and we are suddenly overwhelmed with a sense of the infinite interestingness of things.