One should not lose one’s temper unless one is certain of getting more and more angry to the end.
The only business of the head in the world is to bow a ceaseless obeisance to the heart.
Chemical weapons simply have no place in the 21st century. Progress in this vital area will help generate momentum to meet our goal of eliminating all weapons of mass destruction.
Books are but waste paper unless we spend in action the wisdom we get from thought – asleep. When we are weary of the living, we may repair to the dead, who have nothing of peevishness, pride, or design in their conversation.
I have believed the best of every man. And find that to believe is enough to make a bad man show him at his best, or even a good man swings his lantern higher.
Be secret and exult, Because of all things known That is most difficult.
I have run with the Olympic Torch during the 2012 summer games in London and the 2014 winter games in Sochi.
One’s age should be tranquil, as childhood should be playful. Hard work at either extremity of life seems out of place. At midday the sun may burn, and men labor under it; but the morning and evening should be alike calm and cheerful.
When it aims to express a love of the world it refuses to conceal the many reasons why the world is hard to love, though we must love it because we have no other, and to fail to love it is not to exist at all.
We make out of the quarrel with others, rhetoric, but of the quarrel with ourselves, poetry.