Self-esteem comes from being able to define the world in your own terms and refusing to abide by the judgments of others.
It is the story that owns and directs us. It is the thing that makes us different from cattle; it is the mark on the face that sets one people apart from their neighbors.
I feel as if I were a piece in a game of chess, when my opponent says of it: That piece cannot be moved.
There is nothing more miserable in the world than to arrive in paradise and look like your passport photo.
Dare to risk public criticism.
In the rush for justice it is important not to lose sight of principles the country holds dear.
He alone, who owns the youth, gains the future.
I like to think of myself at home in the armchair, writing, smoking and occasionally wandering down the shop.
Religion and art spring from the same root and are close kin. Economics and art are strangers.
Since it is difficult to join them together, it is safer to be feared than to be loved when one of the two must be lacking.
When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.
We must find time to stop and thank the people who make a difference in our lives
You are like my little dog; when people see you, they know I am nearby.
The keenest sorrow is to recognize ourselves as the sole cause of all our adversities.
What do you despise? By this are you truly known.
I love children, especially when they cry, for then someone takes them away.
Anxiety is the dizziness of freedom.
It's better to be unhappy alone than unhappy with someone.
Maybe, just once, someone will call me 'Sir' without adding, 'You're making a scene.'
The right of a nation to kill a tyrant in case of necessity can no more be doubted than to hang a robber, or kill a flea.
You're only given a little spark of madness. You mustn't lose it.