The true test of a man's character is what he does when no one is watching.
There is the view that poetry should improve your life. I think people confuse it with the Salvation Army.
Every time you are tempted to react in the same old way, ask if you want to be a prisoner of the past or a pioneer of the future.
A place for everything, and everything in its place.
It's sad when someone you know becomes someone you knew.
Sunlight is painting.
Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.
All the perplexities, confusion and distress in America arise, not from defects in their Constitution or Confederation, not from want of honor or virtue, so much as from the downright ignorance of the nature of coin, credit and circulation.
Usually when people are sad, they don't do anything. They just cry over their condition. But when they get angry, they bring about a change.
I have a simple philosophy. Fill what's empty. Empty what's full. And scratch where it itches.
Your personal nature seeks its paradise.
Most ballet teachers in the United States are terrible. If they were in medicine, everyone would be poisoned.
If you never stop when you wave goodbye you just might find, if you give it time, you will wave hello again...
When I had nothing to lose, I had everything. When I stopped being who I am, I found myself.
If you follow every dream, you might get lost.
The right of a nation to kill a tyrant in case of necessity can no more be doubted than to hang a robber, or kill a flea.
I don't try to imagine a personal god; it suffices to stand in awe at the structure of the world, insofar as it allows our inadequate senses to appreciate it.
Could be worse . . . I could be Sting.
Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain but it takes character and self control to be understanding and forgiving.
When you get to a certain age, there is no coming back.
Even if you are divine, you don't disdain male consorts.