The greatest wealth consisteth in being charitable, And the greatest happiness in having tranquility of mind. Experience is the most beautiful adornment And the best comrade is one that hath no desire.
Since wars begin in the minds of men, it is in the minds of men that the defenses of peace must be constructed.
To read too many books is harmful.
Life is like a game of cards. The hand that is dealt you represents determinism; the way you play it is free will.
At the moment of death there will appear to you, swifter than lightning, the luminous splendor of the colorless light of emptiness, and that will surround you on all sides. Terrified, you will flee from the radiance. Try to submerge it is an obstacle blocking the path of liberation. yourself in that light, giving up all belief in a separate self, all attachment to your illusory ego. Recognize that the boundless light of this true reality is your own true self, and you shall be saved!
If evils increase, the devotion of the People of God should also increase.
Paul VI (Pope)
The question confronting the Church today is not any longer whether the man in the street can grasp a religious message, but how to employ the communications media so as to let him have the full impact of the Gospel message.
John Paul II
"Above all, we must have great respect for these people who also suffer and who want to find their own way of correct living. On the other hand, to create a legal form of a kind of homosexual marriage, in reality, does not help these people."
Benedict XVI (Pope)
In the middle ages people were tourists because of their religion, whereas now they are tourists because tourism is their religion.
Terrorism is the tactic of demanding the impossible, and demanding it at gunpoint.
Never before in my political life have I been taken so seriously as woman
Be nice to whites, they need you to rediscover their humanity.
Bishop Desmond Tutu
That was one of the things that worried me — to be raised to the position of a semi-god — because then you are no longer a human being. I wanted to be known as Mandela, a man with weaknesses, some of which are fundamental, and a man who is committed, but, nevertheless, sometimes fails to live up to expectations.
The forces of good and evil are working within and around me, I must choose, and in a free will universe I do have a choice.
I know who I am. No one else knows who I am. If I was a giraffe, and someone said I was a snake, I'd think, no, actually I'm a giraffe.
It doesn't work if the bad guys kill his mother's uncle's friend's neighbor's pet dog. You've got to make the stakes high. [Explaining why the hero's woman must get shot]
It [the Senate] handed everything to a president, by way of using the military forces of this country where he would, when he would, how he would, as long as it was connected with Iraq. And that's a blotch upon this country and the Senate.
Robert C Byrd
The only real prison is fear, and the only real freedom is freedom from fear.
Aung San Suu Kyi
Instead of starting a new nuclear arms race, now is the time to reclaim our Nation's position of leadership on nuclear nonproliferation efforts.
I'm one of those cliff-hanging Catholics. I don't believe in God, but I do believe that Mary was his mother.