A gentleman can withstand hardships; it is only the small man who, when submitted to them, is swept off his feet.
Some die because they feel everything, others because they feel nothing. Some are fools because they suffer no regrets, and others because they do.
Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of it. My optimism, then, does not rest on the absence of evil, but on a glad belief in the preponderance of good and a willing effort always to cooperate with the good, that it may prevail.
I don't suffer fools, and I like to see fools suffer.
We are healed of a suffering only by experiencing it to the full.
The 1 to 2 billion poorest in the world, who don't have food for the day, suffer from the worst disease: globalization deficiency. The way globalization is occurring could be much better, but the worst thing is not being part of it. For those people, we need to support good civil societies and governments.