As human beings we suffer from an innate tendency to jump to conclusions; to judge people too quickly and to pronounce them failures or heroes without due consideration of the actual facts and ideals of the period.— Prince Charles
The most useful Prince Charles quotes that are life-changing and eye-opening
Grandparenthood is a unique moment in anyone's life, as countless kind people have told me in recent months, so I am enormously proud and happy to be a grandfather for the first time and we are eagerly looking forward to seeing the baby in the near future.
The whole imposing edifice of modern medicine is like the celebrated tower of Pisa - slightly off balance.
All the time I feel I must justify my existence.
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.
It is vitally important that we can continue to say, with absolute conviction, that organic farming delivers the highest quality, best-tasting food, produced without artificial chemicals or genetic modification, and with respect for animal welfare and the environment, while helping to maintain the landscape and rural communities.
I sometimes wonder if two thirds of the globe is covered in red carpet.
If English is spoken in heaven. God undoubtedly employs Cranmer as his speechwriter. The angels of the lesser ministries probably use the language of the New English Bible and the Alternative Service Book for internal memos.
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?
A large number of us have developed a feeling that architects tend to design houses for the approval of fellow architects and critics, not for the tenants.
Father told me that if I ever met a lady in a dress like yours, I must look her straight in the eyes.
Conservation must become before recreation.
I learned the way a monkey learns - by watching its parents.
The demand for organic food is growing at a remarkable rate.
Consumers have made it clear that they want organic produce and every sector of the food chain is responding, with the kind of results we have just seen.
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.
Organic farming has been shown to provide major benefits for wildlife and the wider environment. The best that can be said about genetically engineered crops is that they will now be monitored to see how much damage they cause.
To get the best results you must talk to your vegetables.
It is now 14 years since I first suggested that organic farming might have some benefits and ought to be taken seriously. I shall never forget the vehemence of the reaction.. much of it coming from the sort of people who regard agriculture as an industrial process, with production as the sole yardstick of success.
There's nothing like a jolly good disaster to get people to start doing something.
There is very good evidence indeed that one of the major reasons for this horror in Syria was a drought that lasted for about five or six years, which meant that huge numbers of people in the end had to leave the land.
Why can't we have those curves and arches that express feeling in design? What is wrong with them? Why has everything got to be vertical, straight, unbending, only at right angles - and functional?
There is no doubt that we live in an age of unprecedented, and sometimes terrifying, technological advance where the speed of advance so often outstrips the necessary ethical considerations.
. . . a jostling scrum of office buildings so mediocre that the only way you ever remember them is by the frustration they induce - like a basketball team standing shoulder to shoulder between you and the Mona Lisa.
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.
One of the main reasons for the conflict in Syria, and the terrorism that it's spawned, is climate change and drought.
I think it's something that dawns on you with the most ghastly, inexorable sense. I didn't suddenly wake up in my pram one day and say 'Yippee, I - ', you know. But I think it just dawns on you, you know, slowly, that people are interested in one, and slowly you get the idea that you have a certain duty and responsibility.
Only the other day I was inquiring of an entire bed of old-fashioned roses, forced to listen to my ramblings on the meaning of the universe as I sat cross-legged in the lotus position in front of them.
The price of apparently cheap food is costing nothing less than the Earth!
This was one of those special occasions when I could actually feel the inner appreciation of the beauty of the moment passing like an electric current through the brush in my hand.
It is frightening how dependent on drugs we are all becoming and how easy it is for doctors to prescribe them as the universal panacea for our ills.
To avert disaster, we have not only to teach men to make things but to teach them to have complete moral control over what they make.
The sustainability revolution will, hopefully, be the third major social and economic turning point in human history, following the Neolithic Revolution - moving from hunter-gathering to farming - and the Industrial Revolution
Your greatest achievement is to love me.
Painting transports me into another dimension which, quite literally, refreshes parts of the soul which other activities can't reach.
I was totally absorbed. I was in another world, or another dimension; all sense of time evaporated.
Fast food may appear to be cheap food and, in the literal sense it often is, but that is because huge social and environmental costs are being excluded from the calculations.
We don't, in a sensible world, want to hand on an increasingly dysfunctional world to our grandchildren.
If you think about your and my grandchildren, this is what really worries me.
I don't want them - if I'm still alive by then - to say, 'Why didn't you do something about it?', when you could have done.
When people are uncertain about what is right and what is wrong, and anxious about being considered old-fashioned, it seems to be worse than folly that Christians are still arguing about doctrinal matters which can only bring needless distress to a number of people.
I think we're going to find, with climate change and everything else, things like global warming and goodness knows what else and the cost of fuel for a start, that things are going to become very complicated.
I miss my grandmother every day. I miss her vitality, her interest in the lives of others, her courage and determination, her perceptive wisdom, her calm in the face of all difficulties, her steadfast belief in the British people and above all her unstoppable sense of mischievous humour.
Humility is to make a right estimate of one's self.
It is no humility for a man to think less of himself than he ought, though it might rather puzzle him to do that.
I think we'd be very foolish to expect that we can just import everything from somewhere else and imagine that that's going to last for ever and ever and ever
The less people know about what is really going on, the easier it is to wield power and authority.
What I have been trying to remind people of for the past 40 years is that you can’t operate an entire conventional system, whether it’s economics, business or the way we live and surround ourselves, what we eat, without recognizing that there are severe negative externalities that are not being accounted for.
While the demand for organic food outstrips supply, we happen to know that 77 percent of consumers don't want genetically engineered crops grown in this country. Consumers can choose whether or not to buy organic produce. Genetically modified ingredients will deny us choice in the long run.
I think we need to recover the depth, the subtlety, the generosity of imagination, the respect for wisdom that so marked Islam in its great ages.
Climate change should be seen as the greatest challenge to face man and treated as a much bigger priority in the United Kingdom.
If your children want to alter society, listen to their reasons and the idealism behind them. Don't crush them with some clever remark straight away.