Don't take the wrong side of an argument just because your opponent has taken the right side.
I like to think of myself at home in the armchair, writing, smoking and occasionally wandering down the shop.
An intense anticipation itself transforms possibility into reality; our desires being often but precursors of the things which we are capable of performing.
That which costs little is less valued.
A mediocre idea that generates enthusiasm will go further than a great idea that inspires no one.
It's sad when someone you know becomes someone you knew.
To the young people I say, you are a gift to your communities and indeed the world. You are our hope and our future.
You don't have to be the Dalai Lama to tell people that life's about change.
In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different.
Do it again on the next verse, and people think you meant it.
Give them pleasure. The same pleasure they have when they wake up from a nightmare.
There is no such thing as a Christian child: only a child of Christian parents.
The Declaration of Independence I always considered as a theatrical show. Jefferson ran away with all the stage effect of that... and all the glory of it.
Circumstances do not make the man, they reveal him.
The people I distrust most are those who want to improve our lives but have only one course of action.
Could be worse . . . I could be Sting.
Your personal nature seeks its paradise.
When it is not in our power to determine what is true, we ought to follow what is most probable.
Science is not only compatible with spirituality; it is a profound source of spirituality.
I feel as if I were a piece in a game of chess, when my opponent says of it: That piece cannot be moved.
If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn't sit for a month.