The metropolis has always been the seat of the money economy.
Cities are, first of all, seats of the highest economic division of labor.
Man's nature, originally good and common to all, should develop unhampered.
Secrecy is thus, so to speak, a transition stadium between being and not-being.
Secrecy involves a tension which, at the moment of revelation, finds its release.
For, to be a stranger is naturally a very positive relation; it is a specific form of interaction.
The first internal relation that is essential to a secret society is the reciprocal confidence of its members.
Every superior personality, and every superior performance, has, for the average of mankind, something mysterious.
Discretion is nothing other than the sense of justice with respect to the sphere of the intimate contents of life.
Every relationship between two individuals or two groups will be characterized by the ratio of secrecy that is involved in it.