The more intense the nature of a man, the more readily will he find meditation, and the more successfully will he practice it.
You will always be fond of me. I represent to you all the sins you never had the courage to commit.
When people talk of the freedom of writing, speaking or thinking I cannot choose but laugh. No such thing ever existed. No such thing now exists; but I hope it will exist. But it must be hundreds of years after you and I shall write and speak no more.
To the young people I say, you are a gift to your communities and indeed the world. You are our hope and our future.
As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others.
The paranoid is never entirely mistaken.
I could see that, if not actually disgruntled, he was far from being gruntled.
By desiring little, a poor man makes himself rich.
No temptation can gravitate to a man unless there is that in his heart which is capable of responding to it.
Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't.
A hero cannot be a hero unless in a heroic world.
A good liar must have a good memory.
What do you despise? By this are you truly known.
Everything is vague to a degree you do not realize till you have tried to make it precise.
Everything beautiful has a mark of eternity.
What's with you men? Would hair stop growing on your chest if you asked directions somewhere?
Abuse of words has been the great instrument of sophistry and chicanery, of party, faction, and division of society.
The speed of the leader is the speed of the gang.
We princes are set as it were upon stages in the sight and view of the world.
I like to think of myself at home in the armchair, writing, smoking and occasionally wandering down the shop.
When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in your favor.