But God can only smile because only God can know what is coming next.
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You don't choose your family. They are God's gift to you, as you are to them.
God's love is too great to be confined to any one side of a conflict or to any one religion.
Because forgiveness is like this: a room can be dank because you have closed the windows, you've closed the curtains. But the sun is shining outside, and the air is fresh outside. In order to get that fresh air, you have to get up and open the window and draw the curtains apart.
In my country of South Africa, we struggled for years against the evil system of apartheid that divided human beings, children of the same God, by racial classification and then denied many of them fundamental human rights.
Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness.
In many ways, when you're a Nobel peace laureate, you have an obligation to humankind, to society.
I am a leader by default, only because nature does not allow a vacuum.
In its history, Europe has committed so many massacres and horrors that it should bow its own head in shame.
It is our moral obligation to give every child the very best education possible.
The price of freedom is eternal vigilance.
I don't know how I got to this point but it must be as a result of everything that has come before so if I were to change something, I might not be at this point now.
The most disadvantageous peace is better than the most just war.
The improver of natural knowledge absolutely refuses to acknowledge authority, as such. For him, skepticism is the highest of duties blind faith the one unpardonable sin.
If God wanted us to bend over he'd put diamonds on the floor.
Perhaps I know best why it is man alone who laughs he alone suffers so deeply that he had to invent laughter.
I believe that one defines oneself by reinvention. To not be like your parents. To not be like your friends. To be yourself. To cut yourself out of stone.
We've persevered because of a belief we share with the Iraqi people - a belief that out of the ashes of war, a new beginning could be born in this cradle of civilization. Through this remarkable chapter in the history of the United States and Iraq, we have met our responsibility. Now, it's time to turn the page.
All great peoples are conservative.
Being considerate of others will take your children further in life than any college degree.
Sculpture is the best comment that a painter can make on painting.