A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age.
A good marriage would be between a blind wife and a deaf husband.
A man's work is nothing but this slow trek to rediscover, through the detours of art, those two or three great and simple images in whose presence his heart first opened.
A myth is an image in terms of which we try to make sense of the world.
A sense of humour is great - it goes a long, long way in a marriage.
A single death is a tragedy; a million deaths is a statistic.
A spirit of national masochism prevails, encouraged by an effete corps of impudent snobs who characterize themselves as intellectuals.
A tragedy means always a man's struggle with that which is stronger than man.
Absolute silence leads to sadness. It is the image of death.
Age does not make us childish, as some say; it finds us true children.
All major religious traditions carry basically the same message, that is love, compassion and forgiveness ... the important thing is they should be part of our daily lives.
All of us have moments in our lives that test our courage. Taking children into a house with a white carpet is one of them.
All sport ... is one of the few activities where young people can proceed along traditional avenues, where objectives are clear, where the desire to win is not only permissible, but encouraged.
All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.
All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does, and that is his.
All your dreams can come true if you have the courage to pursue them
Any alliance whose purpose is not the intention to wage war is senseless and useless.
As in the case of wines that improve with age, the oldest friendships ought to be the most delightful.
Before marriage, a girl has to make love to a man to hold him. After marriage, she has to hold him to make love to him.
Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.
Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.
Confusion of goals and perfection of means seems, in my opinion, to characterize our age.
Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears.
Courage is a kind of salvation.
Courage is being scared to death... and saddling up anyway.
Courage is grace under pressure.
Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.
Courage is not the absence of fear it is inspiring others to move beyond it.
Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear.
Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all others.
Courage is the most important of all the virtues, because without courage you can't practice any other virtue consistently. You can practice any virtue erratically, but nothing consistently without courage.
Courage is the thing. All goes if courage goes.
Courage isn't having the strength to go on - it is going on when you don't have strength.
Courage, above all things, is the first quality of a warrior.
Courage, conviction and confidence.
Demoralize the enemy from within by surprise, terror, sabotage, assassination. This is the war of the future.
Desire, ignorance, and inequality—this is the trinity of bondage.
Destiny is not a passive agent that lies in the lap of the Gods, but is an active instrument that lies in your own hands to shape as you will.
Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.
Entrepreneurs are simply those who understand that there is little difference between obstacle and opportunity and are able to turn both to their advantage.
Even truth needs to be clad in new garments if it is to appeal to a new age.
Every great movement must experience three stages: ridicule, discussion, adoption.
Everyone has an invisible sign hanging from their neck saying, 'Make me feel important.' Never forget this message when working with people.
Failure is unimportant. It takes courage to make a fool of yourself.
For life in general, there is but one decree: youth is a blunder, manhood a struggle, old age a regret.
God created man in His own image, says the Bible; philosophers reverse the process: they create God in theirs.
God is a community of persons and He has created you in His image, not as an isolated individual, but as a person whom He has invited to a communal life with Himself and with the whole human family.
Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.
He who is in love with himself has at least this advantage - he won't encounter many rivals.
He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life
History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce.
How often it is that the angry man rages denial of what his inner self is telling him.
I am a lover of truth, a worshipper of freedom, a celebrant at the altar of language and purity and tolerance.
I do know that when I am 60, I should be attempting to achieve different personal goals than those which had priority at age 20.
I don't need you to remind me of my age. I have a bladder to do that for me.
I don't think marriage is a civil right, but I think that being able to transfer property is a civil right.
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.
I have a genuine love affair with my audience. When I`m on stage they`re not privileged to see me. It`s a privilege for me to see them.
I have already joined myself in marriage to a husband, namely the kingdom of England.
I just want to retire before I go senile because if I don't retire before I go senile, then I'll do more damage than good at that point.
I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.
I wouldn't say I was the best manager in the business. But I was in the top one.
I've always believed in the adage that the secret of eternal youth is arrested development.
I've learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way (s)he handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.
I've never known any trouble than an hour's reading didn't assuage.
If a person with multiple personalities threatens suicide, is that considered a hostage situation?
If I could explain it to the average person, I wouldn't have been worth the Nobel Prize.
If I find 10,000 ways something won't work, I haven't failed. I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward.
If there is such a thing as a good marriage, it is because it resembles friendship rather than love.
If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.
Imagination does not become great until human beings, given the courage and the strength, use it to create.
In every tragedy, an element of comedy is preserved. Comedy is just tragedy reversed.
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.
It takes a lot of courage to show your dreams to someone else.
It's nice to have a lot of money, but you know, you don't want to keep it around forever. I prefer buying things. Otherwise, it's a little like saving sex for your old age.
Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are
Language is courage: the ability to conceive a thought, to speak it, and by doing so to make it true.
Language is very powerful. Language does not just describe reality. Language creates the reality it describes.
Liberty, according to my metaphysics is a self-determining power in an intellectual agent. It implies thought and choice and power.
Life can be wonderful if you're not afraid of it. All it takes is courage, imagination ... and a little dough
Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up, but a comedy in long-shot.
Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.
Live your life and forget your age.
Many marriages would be better if the husband and wife clearly understood that they're on the same side.
Many people would no more think of entering journalism than the sewage business - which at least does us all some good.
Marriage brings one into fatal connection with custom and tradition, and traditions and customs are like the wind and weather, altogether incalculable.
Marriage has no guarantees. If that's what you're looking for, go live with a car battery.
Marriage is a great institution, but I'm not ready for an institution.
Middle age has been defined as what happens when a person's broad mind and narrow waist change places.
Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them.
Most of us have far more courage than we ever dreamed possible
My feet is my only courage
My great hope is to laugh as much as I cry; to get my work done and try to love somebody and have the courage to accept the love in return.
No business which depends for existence on paying less than living wages to its workers has any right to continue in this country
Old age is by nature rather talkative.
Old age is the only disease you dont want to be cured of.
Old age, especially an honoured old age, has so great authority, that this is of more value than all the pleasures of youth.
On stage, I make love to 25,000 different people, then I go home alone.
One man with courage is a majority.
One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries.
One of the greatest tragedies in mankind's entire history may be that morality was hijacked by religion.
One of the main weaknesses of mankind is the average man's familiarity with the word 'impossible'.
One who loses wealth loses much. One who loses a friend loses more. But one who loses courage loses all.
Only in our dreams are we free. The rest of the time we need wages.
Percentages are why I am rich.
Perseverance and spirit have done wonders in all ages.
Personally, I enjoy working about 18 hours a day. Besides the short catnaps I take each day, I average about four to five hours of sleep per night.
Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.
Political tyranny is nothing compared to the social tyranny and a reformer who defies society is a more courageous man than a politician who defies Government.
Question with boldness even the existence of God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason than that of blindfolded fear.
Religion is about turning untested belief into unshakable truth through the power of institutions and the passage of time.
Some newspapers are fit only to line the bottom of bird cages.
Success is never final. Failure is never fatal. It s courage that counts.
The advantage of a bad memory is that one enjoys several times the same good thing for the first time.
The Declaration of Independence I always considered as a theatrical show. Jefferson ran away with all the stage effect of that... and all the glory of it.
The delight of opening a new pursuit, or a new course of reading, imparts the vivacity and novelty of youth even to old age.
The fact that the great scientist believed in flying machines was the one thing that encouraged us to begin our studies.
The fear of criticism is at the bottom of the destruction of most ideas which never reach the planning and action stage.
The great mistake is to anticipate the outcome of the engagement; you ought not to be thinking of whether it ends in victory or defeat. Let nature take its course, and your tools will strike at the right moment.
The greater the love, the greater the tragedy when it's over.
The image is one thing and the human being is another...It's very hard to live up to an image, put it that way.
The Internet is becoming the town square for the global village of tomorrow.
The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read them.
The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.
The most savage controversies are those about matters as to which there is no good evidence either way.
The most terrifying words in the English language are: I'm from the government and I'm here to help.
The paradox of courage is that a man must be a little careless of his life even in order to keep it.
The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age, which means never losing your enthusiasm.
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.
The U.S. Census Bureau acknowledged this fact when it reported that those with a bachelor's degree earn on average $1 million more over their lifetime than those with only a high school diploma.
The upward course of a nation's history is due in the long run to the soundness of heart of its average men and women.
There are two tragedies in life. One is to lose your heart's desire. The other is to gain it.
There is no avoiding war; it can only be postponed to the advantage of others.
There's no advantage to hurrying through life.
Think of how stupid the average person is, and realize half of them are stupider than that.
Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is probably the reason so few engage in it.
This is the real secret of life - to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now. And instead of calling it work, realize it is play.
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
To read is to fly: it is to soar to a point of vantage which gives a view over wide terrains of history, human variety, ideas, shared experience and the fruits of many inquiries.
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 are citizens of the world. The tragedy of our times is that we do not know this.
We are in bondage to the law in order that we may be free.
We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star. But we can understand the Universe. That makes us something very special.
We may have different religions, different languages, different colored skin, but we all belong to one human race.
We princes are set as it were upon stages in the sight and view of the world.
We seldom realize, for example that our most private thoughts and emotions are not actually our own. For we think in terms of languages and images which we did not invent, but which were given to us by our society.
What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?
When you get to a certain age, there is no coming back.
Where there's hope, there's life. It fills us with fresh courage and makes us strong again.
Whether I shall turn out to be the hero of my own life, or whether that station will be held by anybody else, these pages must show.
Who could refrain that had a heart to love and in that heart courage to make love known?
Wisdom... comes not from age, but from education and learning.
Without courage, wisdom bears no fruit.
Women are still in emotional bondage as long as we need to worry that we might have to make a choice between being heard and being loved.
Work and worship are necessary to take away the veil, to lift off the bondage and illusion.
Yes, I am a Jew, and when the ancestors of the right honourable gentlemen were brutal savages in an unknown land, mine were priests in the Temple of Solomon.
You are 27 or 28 right? It is very tough to live at that age. When nothing is sure. I have sympathy with you.
You can give in to the failure messages and be a bitter deadbeat of excuses. Or you can choose to be happy and positive and excited about life.
You could talk about same-sex marriage, but people who have been married (say) 'It's the same sex all the time.
You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.... You must do the thing you think you cannot do.
You get in life what you have the courage to ask for.
You have committed a double mistake, firstly by not keeping the engagement yesterday and secondly, by coming when you were not expected.
You will always be fond of me. I represent to you all the sins you never had the courage to commit.