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.
Once you label me you negate me.
You can't deny laughter; when it comes, it plops down in your favorite chair and stays as long as it wants.
Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.
Children are a wonderful gift. They have an extraordinary capacity to see into the heart of things and to expose sham and humbug for what they are.
A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age.
I do not argue with obstinate men. I act in spite of them.
Those who hammer their guns into plows, will plow for those who do not.
Surrealism is destructive, but it destroys only what it considers to be shackles limiting our vision.
Effective action is always unjust.
The universe we observe has precisely the properties we should expect if there is, at bottom, no design, no purpose, no evil and no good, nothing but blind pitiless indifference.
Sanity is a madness put to good uses.
We princes are set as it were upon stages in the sight and view of the world.
Human decency is not derived from religion. It precedes it.
Until we're educating every kid in a fantastic way, until every inner city is cleaned up, there is no shortage of things to do.
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.
Common sense is the most widely shared commodity in the world, for every man is convinced that he is well supplied with it.
Everyone is born a genius, but the process of living de-geniuses them.
Every man is guilty of all the good he did not do.
A man of honour should never forget what he is because he sees what others are.
The paranoid is never entirely mistaken.