Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't.
When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford.
That which costs little is less valued.
An intense anticipation itself transforms possibility into reality; our desires being often but precursors of the things which we are capable of performing.
Be that self which one truly is.
A man can do what he wants, but not want what he wants.
I've had a perfectly wonderful evening, but this wasn't it.
Tomorrow is the most important thing in life. Comes into us at midnight very clean. It's perfect when it arrives and it puts itself in our hands. It hopes we've learned something from yesterday.
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.
Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.
If we all worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true is really true, there would be little hope of advance.
A jug fills drop by drop.
In the United States today, we have more than our share of the nattering nabobs of negativism.
A toast, Jedediah, to love on my terms. Those are the only terms anybody ever knows - his own.
To wear your heart on your sleeve isn't a very good plan; you should wear it inside, where it functions best.
If from Society we learn to live Tis Solitude should teach us how to die; It hath no flatterers.
You hear a lot of dialogue on the death of the American family. Families aren't dying. They're merging into big conglomerates.
Maybe, just once, someone will call me 'Sir' without adding, 'You're making a scene.'
Most ballet teachers in the United States are terrible. If they were in medicine, everyone would be poisoned.
Will and intellect are one and the same thing.
I'm not a genius. I'm just a tremendous bundle of experience.