Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain but it takes character and self control to be understanding and forgiving.
What is necessary to change a person is to change his awareness of himself.
External nature is only internal nature writ large.
I have a simple philosophy. Fill what's empty. Empty what's full. And scratch where it itches.
Like religion, politics, and family planning, cereal is not a topic to be brought up in public. It's too controversial.
The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion.
Could be worse . . . I could be Sting.
We are all worms, but I do believe that I am a glow-worm.
When you get to a certain age, there is no coming back.
The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew.
If you never stop when you wave goodbye you just might find, if you give it time, you will wave hello again...
I am one of those who think like Nobel, that humanity will draw more good than evil from new discoveries.
Dream lofty dreams, and as you dream, so you shall become. Your vision is the promise of what you shall one day be; your ideal is the prophecy of what you shall at last unveil.
Will and intellect are one and the same thing.
There is nothing more miserable in the world than to arrive in paradise and look like your passport photo.
I can bear any pain as long as it has meaning.
There is no such thing as a Christian child: only a child of Christian parents.
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.
Parents are usually more careful to bestow knowledge on their children rather than virtue, the art of speaking well rather than doing well; but their manners should be of the greatest concern.
A book is a mirror: if an ape looks into it an apostle is hardly likely to look out.
When people talk of the freedom of writing, speaking or thinking I cannot choose but laugh. No such thing ever existed. No such thing now exists; but I hope it will exist. But it must be hundreds of years after you and I shall write and speak no more.