"I am an optimist, unrepentant and militant. After all, in order not to be a fool an optimist must know how sad a place the world can be. It is only the pessimist who finds this out anew every day."
"When you are joyous, look deep into your heart and you shall find it is only that which has given you sorrow that is giving you joy. When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight."Peter Ustinov on Khalil Gibran
"Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad."Peter Ustinov on Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
"I seldom think about my limitations, and they never make me sad. Perhaps there is just a touch of yearning at times but it is vague, like a breeze among flowers."Peter Ustinov on Helen Keller
"If my world were to cave in tomorrow, I would look back on all the pleasures, excitements and worthwhilenesses I have been lucky enough to have had. Not the sadness, not my miscarriages or my father leaving home, but the joy of everything else. It will have been enough."Peter Ustinov on Audrey Hepburn
"Sadness is but a wall between two gardens."Peter Ustinov on Khalil Gibran
"At the age of four with paper hats and wooden swords we're all Generals. Only some of us never grow out of it."
"Contrary to general belief, I do not believe that friends are necessarily the people you like best, they are merely the people who got there first."
"Courage is often lack of insight, whereas cowardice in many cases is based on good information."
"Corruption is nature's way of restoring our faith in democracy."
"Love is an act of endless forgiveness, a tender look which becomes a habit."