I turn and turn in my cell like a fly that doesn’t know where to die.
I’m a pessimist because of intelligence, but an optimist because of will.
My practicality consists in this, in the knowledge that if you beat your head against the wall it is your head which breaks and not the wall – that is my strength, my only strength.
Pessimism of the spirit; optimism of the will.
The challenge of modernity is to live without illusions and without becoming disillusioned.
The point of modernity is to live a life without illusions while not becoming disillusioned.
To tell the truth is revolutionary.
Anger and hatred lead to fear; compassion and concern for others allow us to develop self-confidence, which breeds trust and friendship.Dalai Lama