There is the view that poetry should improve your life. I think people confuse it with the Salvation Army.
Dare to risk public criticism.
When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.
The mystery of the beginning of all things is insoluble by us; and I for one must be content to remain an agnostic
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 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'm not a genius. I'm just a tremendous bundle of experience.
He who would accomplish little must sacrifice little; he who would achieve much must sacrifice much; he who would attain highly must sacrifice greatly.
Talk low, talk slow and don't say too much.
A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age.
We princes are set as it were upon stages in the sight and view of the world.
By seeing London, I have seen as much of life as the world can show.
It ain't over 'til it's over.
I hope I shall possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what I consider the most enviable of all titles, the character of an honest man.
All satire is blind to the forces liberated by decay. Which is why total decay has absorbed the forces of satire.
But there is only one thing which gathers people into seditious commotion, and that is oppression
Parents wonder why the streams are bitter, when they themselves have poisoned the fountain.
To turn really interesting ideas and fledgling technologies into a company that can continue to innovate for years, it requires a lot of disciplines.
Words have no power to impress the mind without the exquisite horror of their reality.
Even if you are divine, you don't disdain male consorts.
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.