Christmas to a child is the first terrible proof that to travel hopefully is better than to arrive.
He who surpasses or subdues mankind must look down on the hate of those below.
It's better to be unhappy alone than unhappy with someone.
In ballet a complicated story is impossible to tell... we can't dance synonyms.
No man for any considerable period can wear one face to himself and another to the multitude, without finally getting bewildered as to which may be the true.
I have great faith in fools; self-confidence my friends call it.
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.
I have often been accused of putting my foot in my mouth, but I will never put my hand in your pockets
Terrorism is the tactic of demanding the impossible, and demanding it at gunpoint.
There is no terror in the bang, only in the anticipation of it.
Every man is guilty of all the good he did not do.
To the young people I say, you are a gift to your communities and indeed the world. You are our hope and our future.
A scientist in his laboratory is not a mere technician: he is also a child confronting natural phenomena that impress him as though they were fairy tales.?
Show love, compassion, protection & generosity to those who depend on you – in fact, to everyone.
It is a good rule in life never to apologize. The right sort of people do not want apologies, and the wrong sort take a mean advantage of them.
The cure for boredom is curiosity.There is no cure for curiosity.
Self-pity is our worst enemy and if we yield to it, we can never do anything wise in this world.
Everything is vague to a degree you do not realize till you have tried to make it precise.
Most ballet teachers in the United States are terrible. If they were in medicine, everyone would be poisoned.
As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others.
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.