In ballet a complicated story is impossible to tell... we can't dance synonyms.
It's better to be unhappy alone than unhappy with someone.
The destruction of the past is perhaps the greatest of all crimes.
By desiring little, a poor man makes himself rich.
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.
Who are you to judge the life I live? I know I'm not perfect-and I don't live to be-but before you start pointing fingers... make sure your hands are clean!
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.
Trying to define yourself is like trying to bite your own teeth.
Experience without theory is blind, but theory without experience is mere intellectual play.
I recommend that the Statue of Liberty be supplemented by a Statue of Responsibility on the west coast.
Sunlight is painting.
I have noticed that nothing I have never said ever did me any harm.
Human decency is not derived from religion. It precedes it.
No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.
Reverence does not die with mortals, nor does it perish whether they live or die.
In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different.
Anxiety is the dizziness of freedom.
If the misery of the poor be caused not by the laws of nature, but by our institutions, great is our sin.
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.
Could be worse . . . I could be Sting.