Isaiah Berlin Quotes


7 Isaiah Berlin quotes:



"The very desire for guarantees that our values are eternal and secure in some objective heaven is perhaps only a craving for the certainties of childhood or the absolute values of our primitive past."
Author: Berlin Quotes Category: Desire Quotes
"Churchill for all his love of the present hour, his unquenchable appetite for new knowledge, his sense of the technological possibilities of our time, and the restless roaming of his fancy in considering how they might be most imaginatively applied, despite his enthusiasm for Basic English, or the siren suit which so upset his hosts in Moscow - despite all this, Churchill remains a European of the nineteenth century."
Author: Berlin Quotes Category: Appetite Quotes
"The first people totalitarians destroy or silence are men of ideas and free minds."
Author: Berlin Quotes Category: Bad Quotes
"Few new truths have ever won their way against the resistance of established ideas save by being overstated."
Author: Berlin Quotes Category: Ideas Quotes
"The fundamental sense of freedom is freedom from chains, from imprisonment, from enslavement by others. The rest is extension of this sense, or else metaphor."
"Only barbarians are not curious about where they come from, how they came to be where they are, where they appear to be going, whether they wish to go there, and if so, why, and if not, why not."
Author: Berlin Quotes Category: Quotes Quotes
"There exists a great chasm between those, on one side, who relate everything to a single central vision... and, on the other side, those who pursue many ends, often unrelated and even contradictory... The first kind of intellectual and artistic personality belongs to the hedgehogs, the second to the foxes."
Author: Berlin Quotes Category: Vision Quotes



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