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.
You can have everything in life that you want if you just give enough other people what they want.
When people talk of the freedom of writing, speaking or thinking I cannot choose but laugh. No such thing ever existed. No such thing now exists; but I hope it will exist. But it must be hundreds of years after you and I shall write and speak no more.
The secret of being a bore is to tell everything.
Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person's character lies in their own hands
A stale article, if you dip it in a good, warm, sunny smile, will go off better than a fresh one that you've scowled upon.
Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't.
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.
We can't become what we need to be by remaining what we are.
Each soul is potentially divine.
All of us have moments in our lives that test our courage. Taking children into a house with a white carpet is one of them.
Human decency is not derived from religion. It precedes it.
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.
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.
Never lend your car to someone you've given birth to.
Memory... is an internal rumour.
A moral being is one who is capable of reflecting on his past actions and their motives - of approving of some and disapproving of others
I apologize for lying to you. I promise I won't deceive you except in matters of this sort.
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.
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.
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.