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.
Charity ... is the opium of the privileged.
When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in your favor.
Being unwanted, unloved, uncared for, forgotten by everybody, I think that is a much greater hunger, a much greater poverty than the person who has nothing to eat.
A woman can be over dressed but never over elegant.
I've learned that you shouldn't go through life with a catcher's mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back.
Most ballet teachers in the United States are terrible. If they were in medicine, everyone would be poisoned.
I like to think of myself at home in the armchair, writing, smoking and occasionally wandering down the shop.
Learn to give, whether you have plenty or little, whether you are happy or in pain.
Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel.
If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn't sit for a month.
Could be worse . . . I could be Sting.
A man can do what he wants, but not want what he wants.
Any product that needs a manual to work is broken.
So many women just don't know how great they really are. They come to us all vogue outside and vague on the inside.
I fully realize that no wealth or position can long endure, unless built upon truth and justice; therefore, I will engage in no transaction which does not benefit all whom it affects.
All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.
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.
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
There's no such thing as perfect writing, just like there's no such thing as perfect despair.
Domination delegates the physical violence on which it rests to the dominated.