Government is a contrivance of human wisdom to provide for human wants. People have the right to expect that these wants will be provided for by this wisdom.
I believe people who go into politics want to do the right thing. And then they hit a big wall of re-election and the pettiness of politics. In the end, politics gets in the way of the business of people.
Political language... is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.
Our country, like every modern state, needs profound democratic reforms. It needs political and ideological pluralism, a mixed economy and protection of human rights and the opening up of society.
A good man often appears gauche simply because he does not take advantage of the myriad mean little chances of making himself look stylish. Preferring truth to form, he is not constantly at work upon the facade of his appearance.
I experience a period of frightening clarity in those moments when nature is so beautiful. I am no longer sure of myself, and the paintings appear as in a dream.
Drawing is like making an expressive gesture with the advantage of permanence.
Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm.
It is surely harmful to souls to make it a heresy to believe what is proved.
My shows aren't about trying to save some place, because I don't feel that's the right venue for it. That's my politics right there: Don't bring politics to my shows.
Ordinary people seem not to realize that those who really apply themselves in the right way to philosophy are directly and of their own accord preparing themselves for dying and death.
It is frequently a misfortune to have very brilliant men in charge of affairs. They expect too much of ordinary men.
We expected that people were just waiting for the collapse of the Soviet Union, or at least for its retreat, and they were going to be full of initiative in all areas of life - in culture, in economy and in politics.
In order to govern, the question is not to follow out a more or less valid theory but to build with whatever materials are at hand. The inevitable must be accepted and turned to advantage.
The basis of our political system is the right of the people to make and to alter their constitutions of government.
A round man cannot be expected to fit in a square hole right away. He must have time to modify his shape.
With it adult political audiences abandoned cinemas. In their place appeared a void. That previous political audience migrated to the seats in front of their TV.
It does not prove a thing to be right because the majority say it is so.
If you look for the bad in people expecting to find it, you surely will.
If you can not find the truth right where you are, where else do you expect to find it?
I know I can handle dramatic roles, but I don't think I should have to play a young mother on crack to prove it.
When women go wrong, men go right after them.
Appearances are a glimpse of the unseen.
Drawings help people to work out intricate relationships between parts.
That's what a man wants in a wife, mostly; he wants to make sure one fool tells him he's wise.