You don't have to be the Dalai Lama to tell people that life's about change.
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.
If one is to be called a liar, one may as well make an effort to deserve the name.
How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.
All is mine but nothing owned, nothing owned for memory, and mine only while I look.
I will indulge my sorrows, and give way to all the pangs and fury of despair.
Forewarned, forearmed. To be prepared is half the victory.
The idea is to write it so that people hear it and it slides through the brain and goes straight to the heart.
Abuse of words has been the great instrument of sophistry and chicanery, of party, faction, and division of society.
It seldom happens that any felicity comes so pure as not to be tempered and allayed by some mixture of sorrow.
A book is a mirror: if an ape looks into it an apostle is hardly likely to look out.
It is the story that owns and directs us. It is the thing that makes us different from cattle; it is the mark on the face that sets one people apart from their neighbors.
There is no such thing as a Christian child: only a child of Christian parents.
The lifestyle I`ve been living for the last 30 years, I could have been dead a thousand times.
Parents are usually more careful to bestow knowledge on their children rather than virtue, the art of speaking well rather than doing well; but their manners should be of the greatest concern.
If the world was perfect, it wouldn't be.
Don't tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.
Children show me in their playful smiles the divine in everyone.
I find it rather easy to portray a businessman. Being bland, rather cruel and incompetent comes naturally to me.
To the young people I say, you are a gift to your communities and indeed the world. You are our hope and our future.
A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age.