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.
The poor are prevented from thinking by the discipline of others, the rich by their own.
Every time you are tempted to react in the same old way, ask if you want to be a prisoner of the past or a pioneer of the future.
All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.
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.
I have only ever read one book in my life, and that is White Fang. It's so frightfully good I've never bothered to read another.
The English contribution to world cuisine - the chip.
In the rush for justice it is important not to lose sight of principles the country holds dear.
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 speak for the trees, for the trees have no tongues.
Every man is guilty of all the good he did not do.
Freedom is from within.
Wisely, and slow. They stumble that run fast.
There is only one way... to get anybody to do anything. And that is by making the other person want to do it.
A woman can be over dressed but never over elegant.
An intellectual is a man who doesn't know how to park a bike.
The fascination of shooting as a sport depends almost wholly on whether you are at the right or wrong end of the gun.
The hardest thing to explain is the glaringly evident which everybody has decided not to see.
Words have no power to impress the mind without the exquisite horror of their reality.
Every man's memory is his private literature.
Be that self which one truly is.