To the young people I say, you are a gift to your communities and indeed the world. You are our hope and our future.
There is only one way... to get anybody to do anything. And that is by making the other person want to do it.
A scientific man ought to have no wishes, no affections, - a mere heart of stone.
His modesty amounts to deformity.
If a dog will not come to you after having looked you in the face, you should go home and examine your conscience.
Many have had their greatness made for them by their enemies.
We princes are set as it were upon stages in the sight and view of the world.
Religion is like a knife: you can either use it to cut bread, or stick in someone's back.
For the meaning of life differs from man to man, from day to day and from hour to hour. What matters, therefore, is not the meaning of life in general but rather the specific meaning of a person's life at a given moment.
There is no real ending. It's just the place where you stop the story.
Keep things at arm's length... If you let anything come too near you want to hold on to it. And there is nothing a man can hold on to.
Do unto those downstream as you would have those upstream do unto you.
Few men have virtue to withstand the highest bidder.
The destruction of the past is perhaps the greatest of all crimes.
Everyone is born a genius, but the process of living de-geniuses them.
I apologize for lying to you. I promise I won't deceive you except in matters of this sort.
Humility is attentive patience.
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
It's sad when someone you know becomes someone you knew.
The advantage of a bad memory is that one enjoys several times the same good thing for the first time.
Words have no power to impress the mind without the exquisite horror of their reality.