If the world was perfect, it wouldn't be.
Work is the rent you pay for the room you occupy on earth.
Self-esteem comes from being able to define the world in your own terms and refusing to abide by the judgments of others.
I can bear any pain as long as it has meaning.
Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.
Delay always breeds danger. To protract a great design is often to ruin it.
Gold and silver from the dead turn often into lead.
Blessed are the cracked, for they shall let in the light.
Deep in the human unconscious is a pervasive need for a logical universe that makes sense. But the real universe is always one step beyond logic.
Purity of heart is to will one thing.
Sometimes glass glitters more than diamonds because it has more to prove.
Since it is difficult to join them together, it is safer to be feared than to be loved when one of the two must be lacking.
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.
Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former.
I am not a saint, unless you think of a saint as a sinner who keeps on trying.
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.
There is a real magic in enthusiasm. It spells the difference between mediocrity and accomplishment
When the dog looks at you, the dog is not thinking what kind of a person you are. The dog is not judging you.
Advice to intellectuals: let no-one represent you.
That which costs little is less valued.
Circumstances do not make the man, they reveal him.