Truth uttered before its time is always dangerous
We live, not as we wish to, but as we can.
The great man is he who does not lose his child-heart. He does not think beforehand that his words shall be sincere, nor that his acts shall be resolute; he simply abides in the right.
It is not difficult to govern. All one has to do is not to offend the noble families.
If the king loves music, there is little wrong in the land
I happen to disagree that there will be a flood of people coming to this program.
There was nothing there. No strength. I was petrified. I was scared. This was my livelihood.
(January 10, 1945 - )
To fear death, my friends, is only to think ourselves wise, without being wise: for it is to think that we know what we do not know. For anything that men can tell, death may be the greatest good that can happen to them: but they fear it as if they knew quite well that it was the greatest of evils. And what is this but that shameful ignorance of thinking that we know what we do not know?