Force may make hypocrites, but it can never make converts.
But if I were to say who influenced me most, then I’d say Franz Kafka. And his works were always anchored in the Central European region.
History shows that all protest movements rely on symbols – boycotts, strikes, sit-ins, flags, songs. Symbolic action on whatever scale – from the Montgomery Bus Boycott to wearing a simple wristband – is designed to disrupt our everyday complacency and force people to think.
Be polite; write diplomatically; even in a declaration of war one observes the rules of politeness.
There is a sufficiency in the world for man’s need but not for man’s greed.
The real ornament of woman is her character, her purity.
The best cure for the body is a quiet mind.
The Palestinians should have understood by now that what they haven’t gotten today they won’t be given tomorrow.
Keep a cool head and maintain a low profile. Never take the lead – but aim to do something big.
Sustainable development is the pathway to the future we want for all. It offers a framework to generate economic growth, achieve social justice, exercise environmental stewardship and strengthen governance.