Anything that makes weak - physically, intellectually and spiritually, reject it as poison.
Most ballet teachers in the United States are terrible. If they were in medicine, everyone would be poisoned.
Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.
His modesty amounts to deformity.
He who surpasses or subdues mankind must look down on the hate of those below.
If the world was perfect, it wouldn't be.
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.
If from Society we learn to live Tis Solitude should teach us how to die; It hath no flatterers.
Courage is being scared to death... and saddling up anyway.
Circumstances do not make the man, they reveal him.
I speak for the trees, for the trees have no tongues.
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.
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.
I love children, especially when they cry, for then someone takes them away.
It is by no means an irrational fancy that, in a future existence, we shall look upon what we think our present existence, as a dream.
The mind that finds its way to wild places is the poet's; but the mind that never finds its way back is the lunatic's.
The hardest thing to explain is the glaringly evident which everybody has decided not to see.
A difference of opinion is what makes horse racing and missionaries.
The last of human freedoms - the ability to chose one's attitude in a given set of circumstances.
A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous.
In the United States today, we have more than our share of the nattering nabobs of negativism.