Dream lofty dreams, and as you dream, so you shall become. Your vision is the promise of what you shall one day be; your ideal is the prophecy of what you shall at last unveil.
If the world was perfect, it wouldn't be.
There is nothing more miserable in the world than to arrive in paradise and look like your passport photo.
Reverence does not die with mortals, nor does it perish whether they live or die.
The word 'good' has many meanings. For example, if a man were to shoot his grandmother at a range of five hundred yards, I should call him a good shot, but not necessarily a good man.
Do it again on the next verse, and people think you meant it.
I've had a perfectly wonderful evening, but this wasn't it.
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
It is not fair to ask of others what you are not willing to do yourself.
What is necessary to change a person is to change his awareness of himself.
A man can do what he wants, but not want what he wants.
Beneath the makeup and behind the smile I am just a girl who wishes for the world.
There is no limit to the amount of good you can do if you don't care who gets the credit.
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.
One's only rival is one's own potentialities. One's only failure is failing to live up to one's own possibilities. In this sense, every man can be a king, and must therefore be treated like a king.
Every man's memory is his private literature.
Children show me in their playful smiles the divine in everyone.
After all, science is essentially international, and it is only through lack of the historical sense that national qualities have been attributed to 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.
Where grief is fresh, any attempt to divert it only irritates.
In the rush for justice it is important not to lose sight of principles the country holds dear.