New opinions are always suspected, and usually opposed, without any other reason but because they are not common.
Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense.
I have no idea. People who boast about their IQ are losers.
I recommend that the Statue of Liberty be supplemented by a Statue of Responsibility on the west coast.
They say I do not have the qualifications to be president, that I do not have education. Well, I would never divide the Liberian people.
Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so.
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.
Passion goes, Boredom remains.
You sort of start thinking anything's possible if you've got enough nerve.
When one door is closed, don't you know that many more are open
Good actions ennoble us, and we are the sons of our deeds.
In the rush for justice it is important not to lose sight of principles the country holds dear.
Everything beautiful has a mark of eternity.
Children are a wonderful gift. They have an extraordinary capacity to see into the heart of things and to expose sham and humbug for what they are.
All battles are fought by scared men who'd rather be some place else.
All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.
You are like my little dog; when people see you, they know I am nearby.
Be less curious about people and more curious about ideas.
I have often been accused of putting my foot in my mouth, but I will never put my hand in your pockets
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.
Sometimes glass glitters more than diamonds because it has more to prove.