When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in your favor.
The lifestyle I`ve been living for the last 30 years, I could have been dead a thousand times.
Memory... is an internal rumour.
The idea of freedom is inspiring. But what does it mean? If you are free in a political sense but have no food, what's that? The freedom to starve?
Self-pity is our worst enemy and if we yield to it, we can never do anything wise in this world.
Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.
Religion is like a knife: you can either use it to cut bread, or stick in someone's back.
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've got a woman's ability to stick to a job and get on with it when everyone else walks off and leaves it.
If information and knowledge are central to democracy, they are the conditions for development.
What do you despise? By this are you truly known.
Work is the rent you pay for the room you occupy on earth.
No man for any considerable period can wear one face to himself and another to the multitude, without finally getting bewildered as to which may be the true.
I have a simple philosophy. Fill what's empty. Empty what's full. And scratch where it itches.
Every time you are tempted to react in the same old way, ask if you want to be a prisoner of the past or a pioneer of the future.
My loneliness was born when men praised my talkative faults and blamed my silent virtues.
All is disgust when a man leaves his own nature and does what is unfit.
If the only prayer you said was thank you, that would be enough.
I've always had an obligation to creation, above all.
We can work together for a better world with men and women of goodwill, those who radiate the intrinsic goodness of humankind.
He alone, who owns the youth, gains the future.