Children are a wonderful gift. They have an extraordinary capacity to see into the heart of things and to expose sham and humbug for what they are.
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.
As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others.
A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age.
Genius is sorrow's child.
Where grief is fresh, any attempt to divert it only irritates.
If one is to be called a liar, one may as well make an effort to deserve the name.
As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do.
After all, science is essentially international, and it is only through lack of the historical sense that national qualities have been attributed to it.
The mystery of the beginning of all things is insoluble by us; and I for one must be content to remain an agnostic
The two offices of memory are collection and distribution.
All that you accomplish or fail to accomplish with your life is the direct result of your thoughts.
I speak for the trees, for the trees have no tongues.
Reality is wrong. Dreams are for real.
The cure for boredom is curiosity.There is no cure for curiosity.
I want to put a ding in the universe.
To the young people I say, you are a gift to your communities and indeed the world. You are our hope and our future.
If information and knowledge are central to democracy, they are the conditions for development.
Like religion, politics, and family planning, cereal is not a topic to be brought up in public. It's too controversial.
All men are liable to error; and most men are, in many points, by passion or interest, under temptation to it.
Tell me thy company, and I shall tell thee what thou art.