All of us have moments in our lives that test our courage. Taking children into a house with a white carpet is one of them.
An original idea. That can't be too hard. The library must be full of them.
The gift of words is the gift of deception and illusion.
It is wonderful when you don't have the fear, and a lot of the time I don't ... I focus on what needs to be done instead.
My government will be open. Anyone found guilty of corruption will be dealt with in accordance with the law. If you are corrupt you will have to hang your boots.
Many have had their greatness made for them by their enemies.
The mystery of the beginning of all things is insoluble by us; and I for one must be content to remain an agnostic
You don't have to be the Dalai Lama to tell people that life's about change.
The fascination of shooting as a sport depends almost wholly on whether you are at the right or wrong end of the gun.
It is not fair to ask of others what you are not willing to do yourself.
Purity of heart is to will one thing.
The more you like yourself, the less you are like anyone else, which makes you unique.
I must uphold my ideals, for perhaps the time will come when I shall be able to carry them out.
It is a good rule in life never to apologize. The right sort of people do not want apologies, and the wrong sort take a mean advantage of them.
Tell me thy company, and I shall tell thee what thou art.
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.
It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.
Experience without theory is blind, but theory without experience is mere intellectual play.
All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.
It is piracy, not overt online music stores, which is our main competitor.
I am not ashamed to confess that I am ignorant of what I do not know.