Modesty and conscientiousness receive their reward only in novels. In life they are exploited and then shoved aside.
One must judge men not by their opinions, but by what their opinions have made of them.
Confusion of goals and perfection of means seems, in my opinion, to characterize our age.
Many have had their greatness made for them by their enemies.
A stale article, if you dip it in a good, warm, sunny smile, will go off better than a fresh one that you've scowled upon.
One of the great penalties those of us who live our lives in full view of the public must pay is the loss of that most cherished birthright of man's, privacy.
You don't have to be the Dalai Lama to tell people that life's about change.
In terms of an identity, an identity reflects an individuality, by definition. And, if there is a quality present, it is recognizable and it can be named. If you can't name it, it means you don't recognize it.
The people I distrust most are those who want to improve our lives but have only one course of action.
If you've got them by the balls their hearts and minds will follow.
What is to give light must endure burning.
I must not write a word to you about politics, because you are a woman.
All battles are fought by scared men who'd rather be some place else.
How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.
I have noticed even people who claim everything is predestined, and that we can do nothing to change it, look before they cross the road.
Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.
Too often we enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought.
Comedy is acting out optimism.
We can work together for a better world with men and women of goodwill, those who radiate the intrinsic goodness of humankind.
To find a man's true character, play golf with him.
Being unwanted, unloved, uncared for, forgotten by everybody, I think that is a much greater hunger, a much greater poverty than the person who has nothing to eat.