There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered.
Most ballet teachers in the United States are terrible. If they were in medicine, everyone would be poisoned.
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.
The poor are prevented from thinking by the discipline of others, the rich by their own.
We princes are set as it were upon stages in the sight and view of the world.
Any product that needs a manual to work is broken.
One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries.
If the misery of the poor be caused not by the laws of nature, but by our institutions, great is our sin.
People think I'm a miserable sod but it's only because I get asked such bloody miserable questions.
Of all the things I`ve lost I miss my mind the most.
He who surpasses or subdues mankind must look down on the hate of those below.
Young heads take example of the ancient.
New opinions are always suspected, and usually opposed, without any other reason but because they are not common.
Wine is wonderful stuff. But so many people are put off by the snobbery of it.
External nature is only internal nature writ large.
Don't send me flowers when I'm dead. If you like me, send them while I'm alive.
All satire is blind to the forces liberated by decay. Which is why total decay has absorbed the forces of satire.
If you've got them by the balls their hearts and minds will follow.
Learn to give, whether you have plenty or little, whether you are happy or in pain.
Not simply one of the virtues but the form of every virtue at the testing point, which means at the point of highest reality.
The world is moving so fast these days that the man who says it can't be done is generally interrupted by someone doing it.