My government will be open. Anyone found guilty of corruption will be dealt with in accordance with the law. If you are corrupt you will have to hang your boots.
The mystery of the beginning of all things is insoluble by us; and I for one must be content to remain an agnostic
Every beauty which is seen here by persons of perception resembles more than anything else that celestial source from which we all are come.
The Declaration of Independence I always considered as a theatrical show. Jefferson ran away with all the stage effect of that... and all the glory of it.
I don't say we all ought to misbehave, but we ought to look as if we could.
The idea is to write it so that people hear it and it slides through the brain and goes straight to the heart.
I may not be better than other people, but at least I'm different.
How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.
Forewarned, forearmed. To be prepared is half the victory.
The people I distrust most are those who want to improve our lives but have only one course of action.
Animals, whom we have made our slaves, we do not like to consider our equal.
There are no facts, only interpretations.
Sunlight is painting.
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.
I have great faith in fools; self-confidence my friends call it.
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.
Hope is like the sun, which, as we journey toward it, casts the shadow of our burden behind us.
If everything isn't black and white, I say, 'Why the hell not?'
A photograph can be an instant of life captured for eternity that will never cease looking back at you.
If a little is great, and a lot is better, then way too much is just about right!
When we are no longer able to change a situation - we are challenged to change ourselves.