It is always incomprehensible to a man that a woman should ever refuse an offer of marriage.
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One half of the world can not understand the pleasures of the other.
What dreadful weather we have! It keeps me in a continual state of inelegance.
To sit in the shade on a fine day, and look upon verdure is the most perfect refreshment.
Oh do not attack me with your watch. A watch is always too fast or too slow. I cannot be dictated to by a watch.
One cannot be always laughing at a man without now and then stumbling on something witty.
Nothing amuses me more than the easy manner with which everybody settles the abundance of those who have a great deal less than themselves.
It will, I believe, be everywhere found, that as the clergy are, or are not what they ought to be, so are the rest of the nation.
Where so many hours have been spent in convincing myself that I am right, is there not some reason to fear I may be wrong?
Silly things do cease to be silly if they are done by sensible people in an impudent way.
Where so many hours have been spent in convincing myself that I am right, is there not some reason to fear I may be wrong.
I can't go to war with paparazzi.
My attitude to peace is rather based on the Burmese definition of peace - it really means removing all the negative factors that destroy peace in this world. So peace does not mean just putting an end to violence or to war, but to all other factors that threaten peace, such as discrimination, such as inequality, poverty.
When one takes action for others, one's own suffering is transformed into the energy that can keep one moving forward a light of hope illuminating a new tomorrow for oneself and others is kindled.
Men and women belong to different species and communications between them is still in its infancy.
And the attitude of faith is the very opposite of clinging to belief, of holding on.
The civility which money will purchase, is rarely extended to those who have none.
There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.
If you call failures experiments, you can put them in your resume and claim them as achievements.
War may sometimes be a necessary evil. But no matter how necessary, it is always an evil, never a good. We will not learn how to live together in peace by killing each other's children.
The man of knowledge must be able not only to love his enemies but also to hate his friends.