If information and knowledge are central to democracy, they are the conditions for development.
Let us try to teach generosity and altruism, because we are born selfish.
The secret of being a bore is to tell everything.
If you follow every dream, you might get lost.
There is the view that poetry should improve your life. I think people confuse it with the Salvation Army.
All men are liable to error; and most men are, in many points, by passion or interest, under temptation to it.
But there is only one thing which gathers people into seditious commotion, and that is oppression
A great city is the place to escape the true drama of provincial life, and find solace in fantasy.
If one is to be called a liar, one may as well make an effort to deserve the name.
Nothing is black or white.
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.
The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision.
There is only one way... to get anybody to do anything. And that is by making the other person want to do it.
We need to keep hope alive and strive to do better.
If you've got them by the balls their hearts and minds will follow.
There is only one difference between a madman and me. The madman thinks he is sane. I know I am mad.
Christmas to a child is the first terrible proof that to travel hopefully is better than to arrive.
Prayer does not change God, but it changes him who prays.
Parents wonder why the streams are bitter, when they themselves have poisoned the fountain.
We must not always talk in the market-place of what happens to us in the forest.
If the only prayer you said was thank you, that would be enough.