Destiny is something not be to desired and not to be avoided. a mystery not contrary to reason, for it implies that the world, and the course of human history, have meaning.
Constant attention by a good nurse may be just as important as a major operation by a surgeon.
Your cravings as a human animal do not become a prayer just because it is God whom you ask to attend to them.
Life yields only to the conqueror. Never accept what can be gained by giving in. You will be living off stolen goods, and your muscles will atrophy.
The Assembly has witnessed over the last weeks how historical truth is established; once an allegation has been repeated a few times, it is no longer an allegation, it is an established fact, even if no evidence has been brought out in order to support it.
In the last analysis, it is our conception of death which decides our answers to all the questions that life puts to us.
Forgiveness is the answer to the child's dream of a miracle by which what is broken is made whole again, what is soiled is made clean again.
Friendship needs no words - it is solitude delivered from the anguish of loneliness.
What makes loneliness an anguish is not that I have no one to share my burden, but this: I have only my own burden to bear.
Maturity - among other things, the unclouded happiness of the child at play, who takes it for granted that he is at one with his play-mates.
A task becomes a duty from the moment you suspect it to be an essential part of that integrity which alone entitles a man to assume responsibility.
Pray that your loneliness may spur you into finding something to live for, great enough to die for.
Everything will be all right - you know when? When people, just people, stop thinking of the United Nations as a weird Picasso abstraction and see it as a drawing they made themselves.
Those who invoke history will certainly be heard by history. And they will have to accept its verdict.
Time goes by, reputation increases, ability declines.
The pursuit of peace and progress cannot end in a few years in either victory or defeat. The pursuit of peace and progress, with its trials and its errors, its successes and its setbacks, can never be relaxed and never abandoned.