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"Never measure the height of a mountain until you have reached the top. Then you will see how low it was."
Nature

"Forgiveness is the answer to the child's dream of a miracle by which what is broken is made whole again, what is soiled is made clean again."
Forgiveness

"We are not permitted to choose the frame of our destiny. But what we put into it is ours."

"Is life so wretched? Isn't it rather your hands which are too small, your vision which is muddled? You are the one who must grow up."

"Friendship needs no words - it is solitude delivered from the anguish of loneliness."
Friendship

"Everything will be all right - you know when? When people, just people, stop thinking of the United Nations as a weird Picasso abstraction and see it as a drawing they made themselves."

""Freedom from fear" could be said to sum up the whole philosophy of human rights."

"I never discuss discussions."

"The Assembly has witnessed over the last weeks how historical truth is established; once an allegation has been repeated a few times, it is no longer an allegation, it is an established fact, even if no evidence has been brought out in order to support it."

"Those who invoke history will certainly be heard by history. And they will have to accept its verdict."

"The big, shoe-thumping fellow continues as a dark thunderhead to threaten all unrepentant non-Communists with hail and thunder."

"God does not die on the day when we cease to believe in a personal deity, but we die on the day when our lives cease to be illumined by the steady radiance, renewed daily, of a wonder, the source of which is beyond all reason."

"I am the vessel. The draft is God's. And God is the thirsty one."

"I believe that we should die with decency so that at least decency will survive."

"Do not seek death. Death will find you. But seek the road which makes death a fulfillment."

"It is a little bit humiliating when I have to say that Chou En-lai to me appears as the most superior brain I have so far met in the field of foreign politics. so much more dangerous than you imagine because he is so much better a man than you have ever admitted."

"Destiny is something not be to desired and not to be avoided. a mystery not contrary to reason, for it implies that the world, and the course of human history, have meaning."

"The more we do, the more we can do; the more busy we are, the more leisure we have."

"Never look down to test the ground before taking your next step; only he who keeps his eye fixed on the far horizon will find the right road."

"Pray that your loneliness may spur you into finding something to live for, great enough to die for."

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