To be free from evil thoughts is God’s best gift.
The mistake we make is to attribute to religions the errors and fanaticism of human beings.
Barbarism is the absence of standards to which appeal can be made.
I think remorse ought to stop biting the consciences that feed it.
No one has ever learned fully to know themselves.
Men who are unhappy, like men who sleep badly, are always proud of the fact.
I do not even hate the Talib who shot me. Even if there was a gun in my hand and he stands in front of me, I would not shoot him.
You may choose your mate, but you cannot deny someone else the right to choose their mate.
All I want is an education, and I am afraid of no one.
I saw my parents come over. They were immigrants, they had no money. My dad wore the same pair of shoes, I had some ugly clothes growing up, and I never had any privileges. In some ways, I think the person that I am now, I think it’s good that I had that kind of tough upbringing.