If the misery of the poor be caused not by the laws of nature, but by our institutions, great is our sin.
There is nothing more miserable in the world than to arrive in paradise and look like your passport photo.
All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.
He who would accomplish little must sacrifice little; he who would achieve much must sacrifice much; he who would attain highly must sacrifice greatly.
Hollywood brides keep the bouquets and throw away the grooms.
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.
We can work together for a better world with men and women of goodwill, those who radiate the intrinsic goodness of humankind.
Freedom is from within.
Humility is attentive patience.
To forbid us anything is to make us have a mind for it.
When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.
There are books of which the backs and covers are by far the best parts.
The mind is a superb instrument if used rightly. Used wrongly, however, it becomes very destructive. To put it more accurately... you usually don't use it at all. It uses you.
I can see in your eyes, I can see in your faces, I can see you cry. But what I want to say, there's no reason to cry. Do not, in the name of peace, go in the streets and riot.
Who the hell wants fourteen pairs of shoes when they go on holiday? I haven't had fourteen pairs in my life.
You are like my little dog; when people see you, they know I am nearby.
I don't say we all ought to misbehave, but we ought to look as if we could.
When people talk of the freedom of writing, speaking or thinking I cannot choose but laugh. No such thing ever existed. No such thing now exists; but I hope it will exist. But it must be hundreds of years after you and I shall write and speak no more.
It's sad when someone you know becomes someone you knew.
If information and knowledge are central to democracy, they are the conditions for development.
I find it rather easy to portray a businessman. Being bland, rather cruel and incompetent comes naturally to me.