I was told to challenge every spiritual teacher, every world leader to utter the one sentence that no religion, no political party, and no nation on the face of the earth will dare utter: 'Ours is not a better way, ours is merely another way.
You have to hope that you don't have to wear a mask and you don't have to put prosthetics on your face to make yourself look believable.
If we long to believe that the stars rise and set for us, that we are the reason there is a Universe, does science do us a disservice in deflating our conceits?
It is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning.
I have to believe there's some other life force out there. I don't know in what form. But we can't have all these galaxies and universes without something going on.
However fragmented the world, however intense the national rivalries, it is an inexorable fact that we become more interdependent every day.
I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The great point is to bring them the real facts.
You would hardly believe how difficult it is to place a figure alone on a canvas, and to concentrate all the interest on this single and universal figure and still keep it living and real.
Devout believers are safeguarded in a high degree against the risk of certain neurotic illnesses; their acceptance of the universal neurosis spares them the task of constructing a personal one.
I believe Aids is the most important issue we face, because how we treat the poor is a reflection of who we are as a people.
The universe has a way of giving us exactly what we believe to be true or possible.
I believe there's no proverb but what is true; they are all so many sentences and maxims drawn from experience, the universal mother of sciences.
Today, more than ever before, life must be characterized by a sense of Universal responsibility, not only nation to nation and human to human, but also human to other forms of life.
Finally we shall place the Sun himself at the center of the Universe. All this is suggested by the systematic procession of events and the harmony of the whole Universe, if only we face the facts, as they say, 'with both eyes open'.
I got a role in this movie called Freeway playing this really angry, aggressive, violent young woman who believed wholeheartedly in the truth. I had such satisfaction afterward, and I thought, That's what I want to do.
Ah, yes, superstition: it would appear to be cowardice in face of the supernatural.
Everything you'll ever need to know is within you; the secrets of the universe are imprinted on the cells of your body.
One life is all we have and we live it as we believe in living it. But to sacrifice what you are and to live without belief, that is a fate more terrible than dying.
I believe in luck: how else can you explain the success of those you dislike?
The universe is one of God's thoughts.
I carried on the negotiations with the leaders of the Nazi group at the University, proposing that we should organize a strike of the students.
To those who ask what the infinitely small quantity in mathematics is, we answer that it is actually zero. Hence there are not so many mysteries hidden in this concept as they are usually believed to be.
Judge the goodness of a book by the energy of the punches it has given you. I believe the greatest characteristic of genius, is, above all, force.
Our tragedy is a general and universal physical fear so long sustained by now that we can even bear it... the basest of all things is to be afraid.
None are so hopelessly enslaved as those who falsely believe they are free.