The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew.
That which can be asserted without evidence, can be dismissed without evidence.
Show love, compassion, protection & generosity to those who depend on you – in fact, to everyone.
There is the view that poetry should improve your life. I think people confuse it with the Salvation Army.
If a dog will not come to you after having looked you in the face, you should go home and examine your conscience.
I am dying from the treatment of too many physicians.
It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.
Some newspapers are fit only to line the bottom of bird cages.
One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries.
In my ballets, woman is first. Men are consorts. God made men to sing the praises of women. They are not equal to men: They are better.
The speed of the leader is the speed of the gang.
A lie never lives to be old.
When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in your favor.
You don't have to be the Dalai Lama to tell people that life's about change.
If one is to be called a liar, one may as well make an effort to deserve the name.
I am not ashamed to confess that I am ignorant of what I do not know.
Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense.
Children are a wonderful gift. They have an extraordinary capacity to see into the heart of things and to expose sham and humbug for what they are.
How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live.
Boards don't hit back.
His modesty amounts to deformity.