A hero cannot be a hero unless in a heroic world.
There are no facts, only interpretations.
Hope is like the sun, which, as we journey toward it, casts the shadow of our burden behind us.
Remember upon the conduct of each depends the fate of all.
What is to give light must endure burning.
Who are you to judge the life I live? I know I'm not perfect-and I don't live to be-but before you start pointing fingers... make sure your hands are clean!
The mystery of the beginning of all things is insoluble by us; and I for one must be content to remain an agnostic
A book is a mirror: if an ape looks into it an apostle is hardly likely to look out.
Women have the right to work wherever they want, as long as they have the dinner ready when you get home.
Rhyme, that enslaved queen, that supreme charm of our poetry, that creator of our meter.
We can work together for a better world with men and women of goodwill, those who radiate the intrinsic goodness of humankind.
Of puns it has been said that those who most dislike them are those who are least able to utter them.
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.
Reputation is what men and women think of us; character is what God and angels know of us.
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.
Christmas to a child is the first terrible proof that to travel hopefully is better than to arrive.
Ladies who play with fire must remember that smoke gets in their eyes.
There is more to sex appeal than just measurements. I don't need a bedroom to prove my womanliness. I can convey just as much sex appeal, picking apples off a tree or standing in the rain.
For the meaning of life differs from man to man, from day to day and from hour to hour. What matters, therefore, is not the meaning of life in general but rather the specific meaning of a person's life at a given moment.
Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel.
All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsion, habit, reason, passion, and desire.