Prince Charles

(Charles, Prince of Wales)

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Anyone of my age knows that days pass at a far greater speed than when they were young.
Boy, the things I do for England. Detriments & Qualifications ;Public Office: Benefits
Conservation must become before recreation. Liberals & Conservatives
If people don't want it, they won't have it. Miscellaneous
If there is much understanding in the West about the nature of Islam, there is also ignorance about the debt our own culture and civilization owe to the Islamic world. It is a failure which stems, I think, from the straightjacket of history which we have inherited…. we have tended to see Islam as the enemy of the West, as an alien culture, society and system of believe, we have tended to ignore or erase its great relevance to our own society. Minorities & Women
Scientists themselves readily admit that they do not fully understand the consequences of our many-faceted assault upon the interwoven fabric of atmosphere, water, land and life in all its biological diversity. But things could also turn out to be worse than the current scientific best guess. In military affairs, policy has long been based on the dictum that we should be prepared for the worst case. Why should it be so different when the security is that of the planet and our long-term future? Environment & Environmentalism
The great secret in life, I think, is to choose the right, people around you to do the job. Management & Managing Government
The less people know about what is going on, the easier it is to wield power and authority. Power
The recent ghastly strife and anger over the Danish cartoons shows the danger that comes from our failure to listen and to respect what is precious and sacred to others. Miscellaneous
The true measure of a civilization is the respect it pays to minorities and strangers. Minorities & Women
All the time I feel I must justify my existence. Time
As you may possibly have noticed from time to time, I have tended to make a habit of sticking my head above the parapet and generally getting it shot off for pointing out what has always been blindingly obvious to me. Time
Christianity was literally born in the Middle East, and we must not forget our Middle Eastern brothers and sisters in Christ.
Do you seriously expect me to be the first Prince of Wales in history not to have a mistress? History
Father told me that if I ever met a lady in a dress like yours, I must look her straight in the eyes. Families, Children & Parenting
Hong Kong has created one of the most successful societies on Earth.
I believe passionately that everyone has a particular God-given ability.
I have for some time now been deeply troubled by the growing difficulties faced by Christian communities in various parts of the Middle East. It seems to me that we cannot ignore the fact that Christians in the Middle East are increasingly being deliberately targeted by fundamentalist Islamist militants. Time
I learned the way a monkey learns - by watching its parents.
I sometimes wonder if two thirds of the globe is covered in red carpet.
I'd rather go by bus.
It is baffling, I must say, that in our modern world we have such blind trust in science and technology that we all accept what science tells us about everything - until, that is, it comes to climate science. Trust ;Science, Mathematics, Engineering & Technology
Perhaps it has been too uncomfortable for those with vested interests to acknowledge, but we have spent the best part of the past century enthusiastically testing the world to utter destruction; not looking closely enough at the long-term impact our actions will have.
Something as curious as the monarchy won't survive unless you take account of people's attitudes. After all, if people don't want it, they won't have it. History
That's called a microphone. It's a big sausage that picks up everything you say - and you're starting early.
The whole imposing edifice of modern medicine is like the celebrated tower of Pisa - slightly off balance.
There's nothing like a jolly good disaster to get people to start doing something.
We would never comment on private correspondence.
We're busily wrecking the chances for future generations at a rapid rate of knots by not recognizing the damage we're doing to the natural environment, bearing in mind that this is the only planet that we know has any life on it. Life ;Future
You have to give this much to the Luftwaffe: when it knocked down our buildings it did not replace them with anything more offensive than rubble. We did that.
Your greatest achievement is to love me. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex