It seldom happens that any felicity comes so pure as not to be tempered and allayed by some mixture of sorrow.
Charity ... is the opium of the privileged.
All is disgust when a man leaves his own nature and does what is unfit.
Never lend your car to someone you've given birth to.
All is mine but nothing owned, nothing owned for memory, and mine only while I look.
Dare to risk public criticism.
The keenest sorrow is to recognize ourselves as the sole cause of all our adversities.
The promise given was a necessity of the past: the word broken is a necessity of the present.
A man can do what he wants, but not want what he wants.
I will indulge my sorrows, and give way to all the pangs and fury of despair.
There is nothing more miserable in the world than to arrive in paradise and look like your passport photo.
I like to think of myself at home in the armchair, writing, smoking and occasionally wandering down the shop.
No flying machine will ever fly from New York to Paris.
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.
Freedom is from within.
Could be worse . . . I could be Sting.
A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age.
I fully realize that no wealth or position can long endure, unless built upon truth and justice; therefore, I will engage in no transaction which does not benefit all whom it affects.
I'm not a genius. I'm just a tremendous bundle of experience.
If you never stop when you wave goodbye you just might find, if you give it time, you will wave hello again...
He who surpasses or subdues mankind must look down on the hate of those below.