In the intellectual order, the virtue of humility is nothing more nor less than the power of attention.
Confusion of goals and perfection of means seems, in my opinion, to characterize our age.
I apologize for lying to you. I promise I won't deceive you except in matters of this sort.
There is the view that poetry should improve your life. I think people confuse it with the Salvation Army.
The death of a beautiful woman, is unquestionably the most poetical topic in the world.
Purity of heart is to will one thing.
The hardest thing to explain is the glaringly evident which everybody has decided not to see.
When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.
You always admire what you really don't understand.
It is not fair to ask of others what you are not willing to do yourself.
In ballet a complicated story is impossible to tell... we can't dance synonyms.
I can bear any pain as long as it has meaning.
I speak for the trees, for the trees have no tongues.
Those who hammer their guns into plows, will plow for those who do not.
He who surpasses or subdues mankind must look down on the hate of those below.
I find it rather easy to portray a businessman. Being bland, rather cruel and incompetent comes naturally to me.
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!
He alone, who owns the youth, gains the future.
Being sober on a bus is, like, totally different than being drunk on a bus.
That which can be asserted without evidence, can be dismissed without evidence.
The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively.