I am a leader by default, only because nature does not allow a vacuum.
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Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness.
Exclusion is never the way forward on our shared paths to freedom and justice.
It is our moral obligation to give every child the very best education possible.
When we see the face of a child, we think of the future. We think of their dreams about what they might become, and what they might accomplish.
Before Nelson Mandela was arrested in 1962, he was an angry, relatively young man. He founded the ANC's military wing. When he was released, he surprised everyone because he was talking about reconciliation and forgiveness and not about revenge.
Peace comes when you talk to the guy you most hate. And that's where the courage of a leader comes, because when you sit down with your enemy, you as a leader must already have very considerable confidence from your own constituency.
In many ways, when you're a Nobel peace laureate, you have an obligation to humankind, to society.
But God can only smile because only God can know what is coming next.
Your ordinary acts of love and hope point to the extraordinary promise that every human life is of inestimable value.
If you want peace, you don't talk to your friends. You talk to your enemies.
Peace if possible, truth at all costs.
I did, although I didn't read from page 1 to page 187 but I read chunks of it. I did a little bit of science when I was in the university so I was able to understand the graphs and pie charts and stuff like that. It was extremely dry.
There is a kind of elevation which does not depend on fortune it is a certain air which distinguishes us, and seems to destine us for great things it is a price which we imperceptibly set upon ourselves.
There are three classes of men lovers of wisdom, lovers of honor, and lovers of gain.
A man's work is nothing but this slow trek to rediscover, through the detours of art, those two or three great and simple images in whose presence his heart first opened.
Great is the power of habit. It teaches us to bear fatigue and to despise wounds and pain.
I really, specifically, love acting, and I think it's a really cool thing to be really indulgent and follow that. I have a lot of ambitions in life, but for the next few years, I just want to be an actor. That's a lucky opportunity, and that drives me to want to be good at that.
It's easy to impress me. I don't need a fancy party to be happy. Just good friends, good food, and good laughs. I'm happy. I'm satisfied. I'm content.
The decision to write in prose instead of poetry is made more by the readers than by writers. Almost no one is interested in reading narrative in verse.
War is mainly a catalogue of blunders.