In the United States today, we have more than our share of the nattering nabobs of negativism.
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.
But there is only one thing which gathers people into seditious commotion, and that is oppression
Deep in the human unconscious is a pervasive need for a logical universe that makes sense. But the real universe is always one step beyond logic.
I speak for the trees, for the trees have no tongues.
Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.
Humility is attentive patience.
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.
I believe today that my conduct is in accordance with the will of the Almighty Creator
One of the great penalties those of us who live our lives in full view of the public must pay is the loss of that most cherished birthright of man's, privacy.
Rich men's houses are seldom beautiful, rarely comfortable, and never original. It is a constant source of surprise to people of moderate means to observe how little a big fortune contributes to Beauty.
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.
Don't tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.
The American people should be made aware of the trend toward monopolization of the great public information vehicles and the concentration of more and more power over public opinion in fewer and fewer hands.
When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford.
The spirit of man is an inward flame; a lamp the world blows upon but never puts out.
I've learned that you shouldn't go through life with a catcher's mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back.
Learn to give, whether you have plenty or little, whether you are happy or in pain.
That which can be asserted without evidence, can be dismissed without evidence.
I will not let anyone walk through my mind with their dirty feet.
One must judge men not by their opinions, but by what their opinions have made of them.