Abuse of words has been the great instrument of sophistry and chicanery, of party, faction, and division of society.
Words have no power to impress the mind without the exquisite horror of their reality.
I am not a saint, unless you think of a saint as a sinner who keeps on trying.
After all, science is essentially international, and it is only through lack of the historical sense that national qualities have been attributed to it.
There are books of which the backs and covers are by far the best parts.
Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not.
Freedom lies in being bold.
When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.
Jests that give pains are not jests.
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.
God creates, I do not create. I assemble and I steal everywhere to do it - from what I see, from what the dancers can do, from what others do.
Learn to give, whether you have plenty or little, whether you are happy or in pain.
There is no limit to the amount of good you can do if you don't care who gets the credit.
Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.
So many women just don't know how great they really are. They come to us all vogue outside and vague on the inside.
Prayer does not change God, but it changes him who prays.
Work is the rent you pay for the room you occupy on earth.
Where grief is fresh, any attempt to divert it only irritates.
Science is not only compatible with spirituality; it is a profound source of spirituality.
In ballet a complicated story is impossible to tell... we can't dance synonyms.
Animals, whom we have made our slaves, we do not like to consider our equal.