I do not believe in God; his existence has been disproved by Science. But in the concentration camp, I learned to believe in men.
If you are lonely when you’re alone, you are in bad company.
Even though we may focus first on the rights of our own country, that does not mean that we should disregard the rights of everyone else.
Better to have beasts that let themselves be killed than men who run away.
Everything has been figured out, except how to live.
I am obliged to believe certain opinions myself. No man’s belief will save me except my own.
The government I led gave ordinary people peace, security, dignity, and opportunity to progress.
When rich people fight wars with one another, poor people are the ones to die.
All that I know about my life, it seems, I have learned in books.
There is something about the way that Greek poets, say Aeschylus, use metaphor that really attracts me. I don’t think I can imitate it, but there’s a density to it that I think I’m always trying to push towards in English.