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.
Time goes by, reputation increases, ability declines.
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.
Those who invoke history will certainly be heard by history. And they will have to accept its verdict.
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.
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.
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.
Pray that your loneliness may spur you into finding something to live for, great enough to die for.
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.
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.
In the last analysis, it is our conception of death which decides our answers to all the questions that life puts to us.
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.
Friendship needs no words - it is solitude delivered from the anguish of loneliness.
Your cravings as a human animal do not become a prayer just because it is God whom you ask to attend to them.
Constant attention by a good nurse may be just as important as a major operation by a surgeon.