The attainment of of a just society is the cherished hope of civilized men.
There is no such thing as a model or ideal Canadian. What could be more absurd than the concept of an all Canadian boy or girl? A society which emphasizes uniformity is one which creates intolerance and hate.
The Jesuits were good educators, exceptional teachers. In an era and in a society where freedom of speech was not held in high regard, of course, that the discourse be focused on what they were teaching, but we were able to go beyond this framework without incurring too great a risk.
As against the invisible hand of Adam Smith, there has to be a visible hand of politicians whose objective is to have the kind of society that is caring and humane.
I never actually got around to taping conversations with my guests, but there are a lot of things you can learn from a man like Nixon.
The community of man should be treated in the same way you would treat your community of brothers or fellow citizens.
I remember thinking that walking on the beach as a free man is pretty desirable.
I must say that Give Peace a Chance has always seemed to me to be sensible advice.
If Canada is to survive, it can only survive in mutual respect and in love for one another.
What is considered sinful in one of the great religions to which citizens belong isn't necessarily sinful in the others. Criminal law therefore cannot be based on the notion of sin; it is crimes that it must define.
Bilingualism is not an imposition on the citizens. The citizens can go on speaking one language or six languages, or no languages if they so choose. Bilingualism is an imposition on the state and not the citizens.
If you want to see me again, don't bring signs saying Trudeau is a pig and don't bring signs that he hustles women, because I won't talk to you. I didn't get into politics to be insulted. And don't throw wheat at me either. If you don't stop that, I'll kick you right in the ass.
The essential ingredient of politics is timing.
A country, after all, is not something you build as the pharaohs built the pyramids, and then leave standing there to defy eternity. A country is something that is built every day out of certain basic shared values.
Luck, that's when preparation and opportunity meet.