By including children with different learning abilities in mainstream and specialized schools, we can change attitudes and promote respect. By creating suitable jobs for adults with autism, we integrate them into society.
Once you attempt legislation upon religious grounds, you open the way for every kind of intolerance and religious persecution.
I am still of opinion that only two topics can be of the least interest to a serious and studious mood – sex and the dead.
Real knowledge, like everything else of value, is not to be obtained easily. It must be worked for, studied for, thought for, and, more that all, must be prayed for.
Saving our planet, lifting people out of poverty, advancing economic growth… these are one and the same fight. We must connect the dots between climate change, water scarcity, energy shortages, global health, food security and women’s empowerment. Solutions to one problem must be solutions for all.
Man can embody truth but he cannot know it.
It was from an old friend who thought he was dying. Anyway, he said, ‘Life and death issues don’t come along that often, thank God, so don’t treat everything like it’s life or death. Go easier.’
Being Irish, he had an abiding sense of tragedy, which sustained him through temporary periods of joy.
Take, if you must, this little bag of dreams, Unloose the cord, and they will wrap you round.
An aged man is but a paltry thing, a tattered coat upon a stick, unless soul clap its hands and sing, and louder sing for every tatter in its mortal dress.