"A small trouble is like a pebble. Hold it too close to your eye and it fills the whole world and puts everything out of focus. Hold it at a proper distance and it can be examined and properly classified. Throw it at your feet and it can be seen in its true setting, just one more tiny bump on the pathway of life."
"A good city is not one where even the poor go by car, but rather where even the wealthy use public transport."
"Far too many people are looking for the right person, instead of trying to be the right person."
"A government is a living organism. Like every living thing its prime characteristic is the instinct to survive. You hit it, it fights back."
"I have my mother’s mouth and my father’s eyes; on my face they are still together."