"In the latter case life rests upon a thousand presuppositions which the individual can never trace back to their origins, and verify but which he must accept upon faith and belief."
"Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies."Georg Simmel on Mother Teresa
"Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase."Georg Simmel on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step."Georg Simmel on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"All who call on God in true faith, earnestly from the heart, will certainly be heard, and will receive what they have asked and desired."Georg Simmel on Martin Luther
"Before the throne of the Almighty, man will be judged not by his acts but by his intentions. For God alone reads our hearts."Georg Simmel on Mahatma Gandhi
"For, to be a stranger is naturally a very positive relation it is a specific form of interaction."
"Every relationship between two individuals or two groups will be characterized by the ratio of secrecy that is involved in it."
"Every relationship between persons causes a picture of each to take form in the mind of the other, and this picture evidently is in reciprocal relationship with that personal relationship."
"Discretion is nothing other than the sense of justice with respect to the sphere of the intimate contents of life."
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