New opinions are always suspected, and usually opposed, without any other reason but because they are not common.
How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.
The day of individual happiness has passed
Modesty and conscientiousness receive their reward only in novels. In life they are exploited and then shoved aside.
I hope I shall possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what I consider the most enviable of all titles, the character of an honest man.
I've learned that you shouldn't go through life with a catcher's mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back.
With me poetry has not been a purpose, but a passion.
Maybe you are searching among the branches, for what only appears in the roots.
Of puns it has been said that those who most dislike them are those who are least able to utter them.
I don't watch television, I think it destroys the art of talking about oneself.
No matter how thin you slice it, there will always be two sides.
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.
Maybe, just once, someone will call me 'Sir' without adding, 'You're making a scene.'
Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.
In terms of an identity, an identity reflects an individuality, by definition. And, if there is a quality present, it is recognizable and it can be named. If you can't name it, it means you don't recognize it.
Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't.
For the meaning of life differs from man to man, from day to day and from hour to hour. What matters, therefore, is not the meaning of life in general but rather the specific meaning of a person's life at a given moment.
I can see in your eyes, I can see in your faces, I can see you cry. But what I want to say, there's no reason to cry. Do not, in the name of peace, go in the streets and riot.
Tradition becomes our security, and when the mind is secure it is in decay.
Trying to define yourself is like trying to bite your own teeth.
Don't tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.