The future ain't what it used to be.
Many have had their greatness made for them by their enemies.
One of the great penalties those of us who live our lives in full view of the public must pay is the loss of that most cherished birthright of man's, privacy.
I speak for the trees, for the trees have no tongues.
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
Before I speak, I have something important to say.
My idea of an agreeable person is a person who agrees with me.
Where grief is fresh, any attempt to divert it only irritates.
Religion and art spring from the same root and are close kin. Economics and art are strangers.
We can work together for a better world with men and women of goodwill, those who radiate the intrinsic goodness of humankind.
If we all worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true is really true, there would be little hope of advance.
All that spirits desire, spirits attain.
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.
Beneath the makeup and behind the smile I am just a girl who wishes for the world.
A mediocre idea that generates enthusiasm will go further than a great idea that inspires no one.
I must not write a word to you about politics, because you are a woman.
Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment.
The cloud is free only to go with the wind. The rain is free only in falling.
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.
Even if you are divine, you don't disdain male consorts.
I do not argue with obstinate men. I act in spite of them.