Everything is vague to a degree you do not realize till you have tried to make it precise.
After all, science is essentially international, and it is only through lack of the historical sense that national qualities have been attributed to it.
Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain but it takes character and self control to be understanding and forgiving.
A lie never lives to be old.
Parents are usually more careful to bestow knowledge on their children rather than virtue, the art of speaking well rather than doing well; but their manners should be of the greatest concern.
Genius is sorrow's child.
I am not a saint, unless you think of a saint as a sinner who keeps on trying.
Hollywood brides keep the bouquets and throw away the grooms.
The imagination is not a state: it is the human existence itself.
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
Be like a tree and let the dead leaves drop.
You just have to keep on doing what you do. It's the lesson I get from my husband; he just says, Keep going. Start by starting.
There's real poetry in the real world. Science is the poetry of reality
Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.
Could be worse . . . I could be Sting.
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.
Blessed are the cracked, for they shall let in the light.
There's nothing in the world so demoralizing as money.
Christmas to a child is the first terrible proof that to travel hopefully is better than to arrive.
There is no such thing as a Christian child: only a child of Christian parents.
The difficulty is to try and teach the multitude that something can be true and untrue at the same time.