A moral being is one who is capable of reflecting on his past actions and their motives - of approving of some and disapproving of others
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.
The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion.
It is a process of diverting one's scattered forces into one powerful channel.
I meant what I said and I said what I meant.
By seeing London, I have seen as much of life as the world can show.
Too often we enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought.
I recommend that the Statue of Liberty be supplemented by a Statue of Responsibility on the west coast.
I'll always be poor in my mind.
I want to sing like the birds sing, not worrying about who hears or what they think.
New opinions are always suspected, and usually opposed, without any other reason but because they are not common.
In ballet a complicated story is impossible to tell... we can't dance synonyms.
The imagination is not a state: it is the human existence itself.
Airplane travel is nature's way of making you look like your passport photo.
He who would accomplish little must sacrifice little; he who would achieve much must sacrifice much; he who would attain highly must sacrifice greatly.
We are all worms, but I do believe that I am a glow-worm.
Your clothes conceal much of your beauty, yet they hide not the unbeautiful
To turn really interesting ideas and fledgling technologies into a company that can continue to innovate for years, it requires a lot of disciplines.
Be less curious about people and more curious about ideas.
Courage is grace under pressure.
Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person's character lies in their own hands