Be less curious about people and more curious about ideas.
We princes are set as it were upon stages in the sight and view of the world.
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.
A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age.
Wisely, and slow. They stumble that run fast.
I have no idea. People who boast about their IQ are losers.
There's nothing in the world so demoralizing as money.
There is no terror in the bang, only in the anticipation of it.
He who never made a mistake, never made a discovery.
Few men have virtue to withstand the highest bidder.
The people I distrust most are those who want to improve our lives but have only one course of action.
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.
All satire is blind to the forces liberated by decay. Which is why total decay has absorbed the forces of satire.
Delay always breeds danger. To protract a great design is often to ruin it.
Fear may come true that which one is afraid of.
The more intense the nature of a man, the more readily will he find meditation, and the more successfully will he practice it.
Radical simply means 'grasping things at the root'.
Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.
Dare to risk public criticism.
The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively.
You hear a lot of dialogue on the death of the American family. Families aren't dying. They're merging into big conglomerates.