A lie never lives to be old.
The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew.
As long as we believe in absurdities we shall continue to commit atrocities.
Those who restrain desire do so because theirs is weak enough to be restrained.
In ballet a complicated story is impossible to tell... we can't dance synonyms.
Tell me thy company, and I shall tell thee what thou art.
There are no facts, only interpretations.
Jests that give pains are not jests.
That which costs little is less valued.
Science is not only compatible with spirituality; it is a profound source of spirituality.
Every time you are tempted to react in the same old way, ask if you want to be a prisoner of the past or a pioneer of the future.
Common sense is the most widely shared commodity in the world, for every man is convinced that he is well supplied with it.
In the increasingly convincing darkness the words become palpable, like a fruit that is too beautiful to eat.
Be like a tree and let the dead leaves drop.
Most ballet teachers in the United States are terrible. If they were in medicine, everyone would be poisoned.
At the bottom of enmity between strangers lies indifference.
The two offices of memory are collection and distribution.
Every beauty which is seen here by persons of perception resembles more than anything else that celestial source from which we all are come.
All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.
Common sense is not so common.
If we all worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true is really true, there would be little hope of advance.