Those who restrain desire do so because theirs is weak enough to be restrained.
One's only rival is one's own potentialities. One's only failure is failing to live up to one's own possibilities. In this sense, every man can be a king, and must therefore be treated like a king.
Do it again on the next verse, and people think you meant it.
We need to keep hope alive and strive to do better.
There is no real ending. It's just the place where you stop the story.
Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel.
Remember upon the conduct of each depends the fate of all.
The universe we observe has precisely the properties we should expect if there is, at bottom, no design, no purpose, no evil and no good, nothing but blind pitiless indifference.
Ah just act the way ah feel.
The idea is to write it so that people hear it and it slides through the brain and goes straight to the heart.
Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense.
Common sense is not so common.
One must judge men not by their opinions, but by what their opinions have made of them.
I believe today that my conduct is in accordance with the will of the Almighty Creator
Wine is wonderful stuff. But so many people are put off by the snobbery of it.
An intellectual is a man who doesn't know how to park a bike.
People create stories create people; or rather stories create people create stories.
Central banks don't have divine wisdom. They try to do the best analysis they can and must be prepared to stand or fall by the quality of that analysis.
Maybe, just once, someone will call me 'Sir' without adding, 'You're making a scene.'
The gift of words is the gift of deception and illusion.
How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.