Prayer does not change God, but it changes him who prays.
Certainty? In this world nothing is certain but death and taxes.
To the young people I say, you are a gift to your communities and indeed the world. You are our hope and our future.
It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.
I like to think of myself at home in the armchair, writing, smoking and occasionally wandering down the shop.
The more intense the nature of a man, the more readily will he find meditation, and the more successfully will he practice it.
If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn't sit for a month.
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 have noticed even people who claim everything is predestined, and that we can do nothing to change it, look before they cross the road.
We can't become what we need to be by remaining what we are.
The people I distrust most are those who want to improve our lives but have only one course of action.
Terrorism is the tactic of demanding the impossible, and demanding it at gunpoint.
The secret of being a bore is to tell everything.
It is by no means an irrational fancy that, in a future existence, we shall look upon what we think our present existence, as a dream.
The idea of freedom is inspiring. But what does it mean? If you are free in a political sense but have no food, what's that? The freedom to starve?
I'll always be poor in my mind.
Christmas to a child is the first terrible proof that to travel hopefully is better than to arrive.
Memory... is an internal rumour.
Anybody who watches three games of football in a row should be declared brain dead.
If information and knowledge are central to democracy, they are the conditions for development.
Where grief is fresh, any attempt to divert it only irritates.