Central banks don't have divine wisdom. They try to do the best analysis they can and must be prepared to stand or fall by the quality of that analysis.
My loneliness was born when men praised my talkative faults and blamed my silent virtues.
Common sense is the most widely shared commodity in the world, for every man is convinced that he is well supplied with it.
Memory... is an internal rumour.
I fully realize that no wealth or position can long endure, unless built upon truth and justice; therefore, I will engage in no transaction which does not benefit all whom it affects.
Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't.
Not simply one of the virtues but the form of every virtue at the testing point, which means at the point of highest reality.
It is the story that owns and directs us. It is the thing that makes us different from cattle; it is the mark on the face that sets one people apart from their neighbors.
Be that self which one truly is.
I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something that I can do.
What do you despise? By this are you truly known.
Deep in the human unconscious is a pervasive need for a logical universe that makes sense. But the real universe is always one step beyond logic.
I have noticed that nothing I have never said ever did me any harm.
I have no idea. People who boast about their IQ are losers.
A mediocre idea that generates enthusiasm will go further than a great idea that inspires no one.
Certainty? In this world nothing is certain but death and taxes.
Prayer does not change God, but it changes him who prays.
The idea of freedom is inspiring. But what does it mean? If you are free in a political sense but have no food, what's that? The freedom to starve?
Never go to a doctor whose office plants have died.
A stale article, if you dip it in a good, warm, sunny smile, will go off better than a fresh one that you've scowled upon.
You’ll miss the best things if you keep your eyes shut.