Give up trying to make me give up
Self-pity is our worst enemy and if we yield to it, we can never do anything wise in this world.
You don't have to be the Dalai Lama to tell people that life's about change.
Where grief is fresh, any attempt to divert it only irritates.
Worry is the interest paid by those who borrow trouble.
If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn't sit for a month.
There is only one way... to get anybody to do anything. And that is by making the other person want to do it.
It is a good rule in life never to apologize. The right sort of people do not want apologies, and the wrong sort take a mean advantage of them.
I am not now That which I have been.
We can't become what we need to be by remaining what we are.
To the young people I say, you are a gift to your communities and indeed the world. You are our hope and our future.
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
In feature films the director is God; in documentary films God is the director
Could be worse . . . I could be Sting.
Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person's character lies in their own hands
You sort of start thinking anything's possible if you've got enough nerve.
I don't say we all ought to misbehave, but we ought to look as if we could.
All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.
Since it is difficult to join them together, it is safer to be feared than to be loved when one of the two must be lacking.
A person preaches well that lives well.
A designer is an emerging synthesis of artist, inventor, mechanic, objective economist and evolutionary strategist.