Courage is more than standing for a firm conviction. It includes the risk of questioning that conviction.
Julian Weber Gordon
My mother has always been unhappy with what I do. She would rather I do something nicer, like be a bricklayer.
Sanity calms but madness is much more interesting
I would die for my country, but I could never let my country die for me.
Society needs to condemn a little more and understand a little less.
'This is a day we should treasure - a day when agreement and accommodation have replaced days of difference and division.' (April 11, 1998 - the day the Good Friday Agreement was signed)
Much of what passes for quality on British television is no more than a reflection of the narrow elite which controls it and has always thought that its tastes were synonymous with quality.
Life is just a journey
Princess of Wales Diana
"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)
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
Moral choices do not depend on personal preference and private decision but on right reason and, I would add, divine order.
Big things are expected of us, and nothing big ever came of being small.
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.
Whoever thinks of stopping the uprising before it achieves its goals, I will give him ten bullets in the chest.
I am extraordinarily patient, provided I get my own way in the end.
Never before in my political life have I been taken so seriously as woman
The Labour Party is like a stage-coach. If you rattle along at great speed, everybody inside is too exhilarated or too seasick to cause any trouble. But if you stop, everybody gets out and argues about where to go next
But the policies of the 1960s would not be successful today. No more would general import controls.They benefit some home industries at the expense of the livelihood of everyone working in exports. We would be robbing Peter to pay Paul.
If you have a great passion it seems that the logical thing is to see the fruit of it, and the fruit are children.
From '86 until the summer of last year, wherever I went, people would say, You would have made a great James Bond! Weren't you going to be James Bond? You should have been, you could have been, you may have been. Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes. It was like unfinished business in my life. I couldn't say no to it this time around.