A scientific man ought to have no wishes, no affections, - a mere heart of stone.
With me poetry has not been a purpose, but a passion.
I fully realize that no wealth or position can long endure, unless built upon truth and justice; therefore, I will engage in no transaction which does not benefit all whom it affects.
The cloud is free only to go with the wind. The rain is free only in falling.
A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age.
They say I do not have the qualifications to be president, that I do not have education. Well, I would never divide the Liberian people.
When I had nothing to lose, I had everything. When I stopped being who I am, I found myself.
The good times of today are the sad thoughts of tomorrow.
I love Madrid. I am happy to be here. I have been here three years and hope to be here longer. But I am proud of where I come from and never forget the people I grew up with.
Light thinks it travels faster than anything but it is wrong. No matter how fast light travels, it finds the darkness has always got there first, and is waiting for it.
Words have no power to impress the mind without the exquisite horror of their reality.
We must find time to stop and thank the people who make a difference in our lives
After all, science is essentially international, and it is only through lack of the historical sense that national qualities have been attributed to it.
All men are prepared to accomplish the incredible if their ideals are threatened.
How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live.
All is disgust when a man leaves his own nature and does what is unfit.
To hell with circumstances; I create opportunities.
New opinions are always suspected, and usually opposed, without any other reason but because they are not common.
Central banks don't have divine wisdom. They try to do the best analysis they can and must be prepared to stand or fall by the quality of that analysis.
Being an intellectual creates a lot of questions and no answers.
Religion and art spring from the same root and are close kin. Economics and art are strangers.