Power, in a nutshell, is the ability to get things done, and politics is the ability to decide which things need to be done.
I remember that as I was writing a poem on ‘Snow’ when I was eight, I said aloud, ‘I wish I could have the ability to write down the feelings I have now when I am little, because when I grow up, I will know how to write, but I will have forgotten what being little feels like.’
No one would have doubted his ability to reign had he never been emperor.
With people of limited ability modesty is merely honesty. But with those who possess great talent it is hypocrisy.
Patriotism demands the ability to feel shame as much as to feel pride.
I feel like I’m witnessing the systematic destruction of a people’s ability to survive. It’s horrifying.
My greatest blessing has been the birth of my son. My next greatest blessing has been my ability to turn people into children of mine.
We have the ability to craft a life where we are completely fulfilled. We think it is dependent on outsiders, and to some extent it is, but it is much more dependent on the attitude we bring to life.
The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another.