Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.
The imagination is not a state: it is the human existence itself.
You can have anything in this world you want, if you want it badly enough and you're willing to pay the price.
All battles are fought by scared men who'd rather be some place else.
My loneliness was born when men praised my talkative faults and blamed my silent virtues.
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.
Racism is a much more clandestine, much more hidden kind of phenomenon, but at the same time it's perhaps far more terrible than it's ever been.
There are no facts, only interpretations.
At the heart of all beauty lies something inhuman.
What do you despise? By this are you truly known.
The Declaration of Independence I always considered as a theatrical show. Jefferson ran away with all the stage effect of that... and all the glory of it.
Wine is wonderful stuff. But so many people are put off by the snobbery of it.
We all live with the objective of being happy; our lives are all different and yet the same.
It is the story that owns and directs us. It is the thing that makes us different from cattle; it is the mark on the face that sets one people apart from their neighbors.
Being an intellectual creates a lot of questions and no answers.
Most ballet teachers in the United States are terrible. If they were in medicine, everyone would be poisoned.
If the misery of the poor be caused not by the laws of nature, but by our institutions, great is our sin.
To turn really interesting ideas and fledgling technologies into a company that can continue to innovate for years, it requires a lot of disciplines.
Anybody who watches three games of football in a row should be declared brain dead.
Tradition becomes our security, and when the mind is secure it is in decay.
Usually when people are sad, they don't do anything. They just cry over their condition. But when they get angry, they bring about a change.