All the perplexities, confusion and distress in America arise, not from defects in their Constitution or Confederation, not from want of honor or virtue, so much as from the downright ignorance of the nature of coin, credit and circulation.
Do it again on the next verse, and people think you meant it.
There is only one way... to get anybody to do anything. And that is by making the other person want to do it.
I like to think of myself at home in the armchair, writing, smoking and occasionally wandering down the shop.
The future ain't what it used to be.
One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries.
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.
Jests that give pains are not jests.
Obsession is an attractive thing. People who are really, really interested and good at one thing and smart are attractive, if they're men.
If you've got them by the balls their hearts and minds will follow.
There is no limit to the amount of good you can do if you don't care who gets the credit.
Remember upon the conduct of each depends the fate of all.
The battle for women's rights has been largely won.
In the rush for justice it is important not to lose sight of principles the country holds dear.
Our greatest foes - and whom we must chiefly combat - are within.
Every time you are tempted to react in the same old way, ask if you want to be a prisoner of the past or a pioneer of the future.
Reverence does not die with mortals, nor does it perish whether they live or die.
When you get to a certain age, there is no coming back.
Most ballet teachers in the United States are terrible. If they were in medicine, everyone would be poisoned.
If you follow every dream, you might get lost.
A lot of people don't realize that depression is an illness. I don't wish it on anyone, but if they would know how it feels, I swear they would think twice before they just shrug it.