Circumstances do not make the man, they reveal him.
There is only one way... to get anybody to do anything. And that is by making the other person want to do it.
The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively.
A good traveller has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving.
Sanity is a madness put to good uses.
Effective action is always unjust.
Anything that makes weak - physically, intellectually and spiritually, reject it as poison.
In the intellectual order, the virtue of humility is nothing more nor less than the power of attention.
I may not be better than other people, but at least I'm different.
You always admire what you really don't understand.
He who surpasses or subdues mankind must look down on the hate of those below.
My government will be open. Anyone found guilty of corruption will be dealt with in accordance with the law. If you are corrupt you will have to hang your boots.
My loneliness was born when men praised my talkative faults and blamed my silent virtues.
Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not.
If you follow every dream, you might get lost.
Being unwanted, unloved, uncared for, forgotten by everybody, I think that is a much greater hunger, a much greater poverty than the person who has nothing to eat.
Domination delegates the physical violence on which it rests to the dominated.
I have a simple philosophy. Fill what's empty. Empty what's full. And scratch where it itches.
The idea is to write it so that people hear it and it slides through the brain and goes straight to the heart.
Until we're educating every kid in a fantastic way, until every inner city is cleaned up, there is no shortage of things to do.
We can work together for a better world with men and women of goodwill, those who radiate the intrinsic goodness of humankind.