The fascination of shooting as a sport depends almost wholly on whether you are at the right or wrong end of the gun.
A great city is the place to escape the true drama of provincial life, and find solace in fantasy.
Advice to intellectuals: let no-one represent you.
When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.
Maybe, just once, someone will call me 'Sir' without adding, 'You're making a scene.'
Christmas to a child is the first terrible proof that to travel hopefully is better than to arrive.
Sometimes glass glitters more than diamonds because it has more to prove.
The thing I lose patience with the most is the clock. Its hands move too fast
Those who restrain desire do so because theirs is weak enough to be restrained.
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.
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.
Tomorrow is the most important thing in life. Comes into us at midnight very clean. It's perfect when it arrives and it puts itself in our hands. It hopes we've learned something from yesterday.
Prayer does not change God, but it changes him who prays.
All men are prepared to accomplish the incredible if their ideals are threatened.
You are like my little dog; when people see you, they know I am nearby.
A moral being is one who is capable of reflecting on his past actions and their motives - of approving of some and disapproving of others
All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.
Humility is attentive patience.
Nothing is black or white.
Your clothes conceal much of your beauty, yet they hide not the unbeautiful
Even if you are divine, you don't disdain male consorts.