If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and man.
You’ll miss the best things if you keep your eyes shut.
In the intellectual order, the virtue of humility is nothing more nor less than the power of attention.
Freedom lies in being bold.
Advice to intellectuals: let no-one represent you.
Airplane travel is nature's way of making you look like your passport photo.
In my ballets, woman is first. Men are consorts. God made men to sing the praises of women. They are not equal to men: They are better.
It is wonderful when you don't have the fear, and a lot of the time I don't ... I focus on what needs to be done instead.
Common sense is the most widely shared commodity in the world, for every man is convinced that he is well supplied with it.
Each soul is potentially divine.
To the young people I say, you are a gift to your communities and indeed the world. You are our hope and our future.
His modesty amounts to deformity.
If information and knowledge are central to democracy, they are the conditions for development.
To wear your heart on your sleeve isn't a very good plan; you should wear it inside, where it functions best.
All of us have moments in our lives that test our courage. Taking children into a house with a white carpet is one of them.
Anything that makes weak - physically, intellectually and spiritually, reject it as poison.
I want to go ahead of Father Time with a scythe of my own.
When we are no longer able to change a situation - we are challenged to change ourselves.
People think I'm a miserable sod but it's only because I get asked such bloody miserable questions.
As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others.
I have a simple philosophy. Fill what's empty. Empty what's full. And scratch where it itches.