Passion goes, Boredom remains.
Terrorism is the tactic of demanding the impossible, and demanding it at gunpoint.
There is only one difference between a madman and me. The madman thinks he is sane. I know I am mad.
Where grief is fresh, any attempt to divert it only irritates.
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.
The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision.
Reverence does not die with mortals, nor does it perish whether they live or die.
My government will be open. Anyone found guilty of corruption will be dealt with in accordance with the law. If you are corrupt you will have to hang your boots.
I don't try to imagine a personal god; it suffices to stand in awe at the structure of the world, insofar as it allows our inadequate senses to appreciate it.
When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.
You are like my little dog; when people see you, they know I am nearby.
There is only one way... to get anybody to do anything. And that is by making the other person want to do it.
You always admire what you really don't understand.
Keep things at arm's length... If you let anything come too near you want to hold on to it. And there is nothing a man can hold on to.
God creates, I do not create. I assemble and I steal everywhere to do it - from what I see, from what the dancers can do, from what others do.
But there is only one thing which gathers people into seditious commotion, and that is oppression
We princes are set as it were upon stages in the sight and view of the world.
I feel as if I were a piece in a game of chess, when my opponent says of it: That piece cannot be moved.
No matter how thin you slice it, there will always be two sides.
Maybe you are searching among the branches, for what only appears in the roots.
Tell me thy company, and I shall tell thee what thou art.