Self-esteem comes from being able to define the world in your own terms and refusing to abide by the judgments of others.
The joke of our time is the suicide of intention.
I love Madrid. I am happy to be here. I have been here three years and hope to be here longer. But I am proud of where I come from and never forget the people I grew up with.
When it is not in our power to determine what is true, we ought to follow what is most probable.
The word 'good' has many meanings. For example, if a man were to shoot his grandmother at a range of five hundred yards, I should call him a good shot, but not necessarily a good man.
If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and man.
You will always be fond of me. I represent to you all the sins you never had the courage to commit.
A jug fills drop by drop.
Reality is wrong. Dreams are for real.
Laziness never arrived at the attainment of a good wish.
My specialty is detached malevolence.
The good times of today are the sad thoughts of tomorrow.
Let us try to teach generosity and altruism, because we are born selfish.
I am not a saint, unless you think of a saint as a sinner who keeps on trying.
Every time you are tempted to react in the same old way, ask if you want to be a prisoner of the past or a pioneer of the future.
Patriotism is usually stronger than class hatred, and always stronger than internationalism.
That which can be asserted without evidence, can be dismissed without evidence.
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
Usually when people are sad, they don't do anything. They just cry over their condition. But when they get angry, they bring about a change.
There is no terror in the bang, only in the anticipation of it.
I love children, especially when they cry, for then someone takes them away.