(though I'm sure she'd scold me for calling her that...)
Sometimes I wonder if we shall ever grow up in our politics and say definite things which mean something, or whether we shall always go on using generalities to which everyone can subscribe, and which mean very little.
What you don't do can be a destructive force.
You can never really live anyone else's life, not even your child's. The influence you exert is through your own life, and what you've become yourself.
A little simplification would be the first step toward rational living, I think.
Do what you feel in your heart to be right- for you'll be criticized anyway. You'll be damned if you do, and damned if you don't.
Happiness is not a goal; it is a by-product.
Have convictions. Be friendly. Stick to your beliefs as they stick to theirs. Work as hard as they do.
I can not believe that war is the best solution. No one won the last war, and no one will win the next war.
I have spent many years of my life in opposition, and I rather like the role.
I once had a rose named after me and I was very flattered. But I was not pleased to read the description in the catalogue: no good in a bed, but fine up against a wall.
In all our contacts it is probably the sense of being really needed and wanted which gives us the greatest satisfaction and creates the most lasting bond.
It is not more vacation we need - it is more vocation.
One's philosophy is not best expressed in words; it is expressed in the choices one makes... and the choices we make are ultimately our responsibility.