Parents are usually more careful to bestow knowledge on their children rather than virtue, the art of speaking well rather than doing well; but their manners should be of the greatest concern.
Maybe you are searching among the branches, for what only appears in the roots.
How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live.
Television is chewing gum for the eyes.
Those who restrain desire do so because theirs is weak enough to be restrained.
Forewarned, forearmed. To be prepared is half the victory.
The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively.
No flying machine will ever fly from New York to Paris.
A man of honour should never forget what he is because he sees what others are.
Since it is difficult to join them together, it is safer to be feared than to be loved when one of the two must be lacking.
There is no real ending. It's just the place where you stop the story.
Children's talent to endure stems from their ignorance of alternatives.
All satire is blind to the forces liberated by decay. Which is why total decay has absorbed the forces of satire.
There is not such a cradle of democracy upon the earth as the Free Public Library, this republic of letters, where neither rank, office, nor wealth receives the slightest consideration.
No temptation can gravitate to a man unless there is that in his heart which is capable of responding to it.
The people I distrust most are those who want to improve our lives but have only one course of action.
You are 27 or 28 right? It is very tough to live at that age. When nothing is sure. I have sympathy with you.
The universe we observe has precisely the properties we should expect if there is, at bottom, no design, no purpose, no evil and no good, nothing but blind pitiless indifference.
In terms of an identity, an identity reflects an individuality, by definition. And, if there is a quality present, it is recognizable and it can be named. If you can't name it, it means you don't recognize it.
Time means a lot to me because you see I am also a learner and am often lost in the joy of forever developing.
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.