I was born poor and without religion, under a happy sky, feeling harmony, not hostility, in nature. I began not by feeling torn, but in plenitude.
Nothing is so envied as genius, nothing so hopeless of attainment by labor alone. Though labor always accompanies the greatest genius, without the intellectual gift labor alone will do little.
Without understanding yourself, what is the use of trying to understand the world?
It is not once nor twice but times without number that the same ideas make their appearance in the world.
The Christian religion not only was at first attended with miracles, but even at this day cannot be believed by any reasonable person without one.
Without struggle, no progress and no result. Every breaking of habit produces a change in the machine.
The first thing I learned in boxing is to not get hit. That’s the art of boxing. Execute your opponent without getting hit. In sports school, we were putting our hands behind our backs and having to defend ourselves with our shoulders, by rolling, by moving round the ring, moving out feet.
Depression is a feeling without a cause. Mourning has a cause.
I would rather be poor in a cottage full of books than a king without the desire to read.
We as the governments, workers, employers and civil society must declare a war on child labour. This war cannot be won without strong, committed, coherent, and well-resourced worldwide movement. Equally needed is a genuine and active coordination between intergovernmental agencies at the highest level.