For as the eyes of bats are to the blaze of day, so is the reason in our soul to the things which are by nature most evident of all.
The ultimate value of life depends upon awareness and the power of contemplation rather than upon mere survival.
Suffering becomes beautiful when anyone bears great calamities with cheerfulness, not through insensibility but through greatness of mind.
Anybody can become angry – that is easy, but to be angry with the right person and to the right degree and at the right time and for the right purpose, and in the right way – that is not within everybody’s power and is not easy.
He who is to be a good ruler must have first been ruled.
Politicians also have no leisure, because they are always aiming at something beyond political life itself, power and glory, or happiness.
What it lies in our power to do, it lies in our power not to do.
A sense is what has the power of receiving into itself the sensible forms of things without the matter, in the way in which a piece of wax takes on the impress of a signet-ring without the iron or gold.
Human greatness does not lie in wealth or power, but in character and goodness.
An empty day, though clear and bright, is just as dark as any night.
Iraq’s search for weapons of mass destruction has proven impossible to deter and we should assume that it will continue for as long as Saddam is in power.
There is a better chance of seeing a camel pass through the eye of a needle than of seeing a really great man ‘discovered’ through an election.
Germany will either be a world power or will not be at all.
To conquer a nation, first disarm its citizens.
Paper is a uniquely beautiful format, more so than the web, I think: You need to invest in the aesthetics.
You’re as beautiful as a rose.
Next time you think of beautiful things, don’t forget to count yourself in.
In every bit of beauty, I see you.
When I tell you that you’re beautiful, I don’t just mean your appearance. I mean all of you; who and what you are, is beautiful.
You are beautiful. You might not see it but I do.