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 must uphold my ideals, for perhaps the time will come when I shall be able to carry them out.
A myth is an image in terms of which we try to make sense of the world.
I feel as if I were a piece in a game of chess, when my opponent says of it: That piece cannot be moved.
Charity ... is the opium of the privileged.
Your personal nature seeks its paradise.
It seldom happens that any felicity comes so pure as not to be tempered and allayed by some mixture of sorrow.
It is a good rule in life never to apologize. The right sort of people do not want apologies, and the wrong sort take a mean advantage of them.
Words have no power to impress the mind without the exquisite horror of their reality.
He alone, who owns the youth, gains the future.
Computers are useless. They can only give you answers.
My government will be open. Anyone found guilty of corruption will be dealt with in accordance with the law. If you are corrupt you will have to hang your boots.
Every man's memory is his private literature.
I don't try to imagine a personal god; it suffices to stand in awe at the structure of the world, insofar as it allows our inadequate senses to appreciate it.
The mystery of the beginning of all things is insoluble by us; and I for one must be content to remain an agnostic
When it is not in our power to determine what is true, we ought to follow what is most probable.
New opinions are always suspected, and usually opposed, without any other reason but because they are not common.
It's better to be unhappy alone than unhappy with someone.
Let us try to teach generosity and altruism, because we are born selfish.
In the United States today, we have more than our share of the nattering nabobs of negativism.
Genius is sorrow's child.