There are only two sorts of people in life you can trust -- good Christians and good Communists.
In Britain, the segregated world of public schools crops up in all kinds of institutions A boy can pass from Eton to the Guards to the Middle Temple to Parliament and still retain the same male world of leather armchairs, teak tables and nicknames. They need never deal closely with other kinds of people, and some never do.
Nations whose nationalism is destroyed are subject to ruin.
Colonel Muhammar Qaddafi
A man loses contact with reality if he is not surrounded by his books.
Franois Maurice Mitterrand
Society needs to condemn a little more and understand a little less.
He was the future, once...
Each shot is important.
Be nice to whites, they need you to rediscover their humanity.
Bishop Desmond Tutu
Humility has no home in celebrity. Be humble in your direct dealings with people, but unafraid to trumpet your greatness to the public.
Unless both sides win, no agreement can be permanent.
We must have the courage to allow a little disorder in our lives.
I wish to assure you that there can never be any return to the state of armed conflict which existed before our commitment to peace and the democratic process of election under the Lancaster House agreement.
I do hope you can see me today.
Elizabeth II of England
We all have ability. The difference is how we use it.
I'm a hopeful cynic.
I almost wish I could be more exciting, that I could match what is happening out there to me.
We all suffer from the preoccupation that there exists ... in the loved one, perfection.
Power never takes a back step - only in the face of more power.
Racism is when you have laws set up, systematically put in a way to keep people from advancing, to stop the advancement of a people. Black people have never had the power to enforce racism, and so this is something that white America is going to have to work out themselves. If they decide they want to stop it, curtail it, or to do the right thing... then it will be done, but not until then.
I've never met a genius. A genius to me is someone who does well at something he hates. Anybody can do well at something he loves
Success is not something I've wrapped my brain around. If people go to those movies, then yes, that's true, big-time success. If not, it's much ado about nothing. [On the prospects for his 1997 movies The Rainmaker and Good Will Hunting]
What a squalid and irresponsible little profession it is. Nothing prepares you for how bad Fleet Street really is until it craps on you from a great height.
Courage is more than standing for a firm conviction. It includes the risk of questioning that conviction.