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
All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.
We all live with the objective of being happy; our lives are all different and yet the same.
I want to sing like the birds sing, not worrying about who hears or what they think.
The mind that finds its way to wild places is the poet's; but the mind that never finds its way back is the lunatic's.
I sound my barbaric yawp over the rooftops of the world.
All satire is blind to the forces liberated by decay. Which is why total decay has absorbed the forces of satire.
All the perplexities, confusion and distress in America arise, not from defects in their Constitution or Confederation, not from want of honor or virtue, so much as from the downright ignorance of the nature of coin, credit and circulation.
Blessed are the cracked, for they shall let in the light.
Light thinks it travels faster than anything but it is wrong. No matter how fast light travels, it finds the darkness has always got there first, and is waiting for it.
Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not.
Anger makes dull men witty, but it keeps them poor.
Patriotism is usually stronger than class hatred, and always stronger than internationalism.
We princes are set as it were upon stages in the sight and view of the world.
There is only one way... to get anybody to do anything. And that is by making the other person want to do it.
In ballet a complicated story is impossible to tell... we can't dance synonyms.
My idea of an agreeable person is a person who agrees with me.
A great city is the place to escape the true drama of provincial life, and find solace in fantasy.
I may not be better than other people, but at least I'm different.
In just six weeks from the time the design was started, we had the motor on the block testing its power.
Certainty? In this world nothing is certain but death and taxes.