There is an eloquence in true enthusiasm.
In ballet a complicated story is impossible to tell... we can't dance synonyms.
We are all worms, but I do believe that I am a glow-worm.
The more intense the nature of a man, the more readily will he find meditation, and the more successfully will he practice it.
I would define, in brief, the poetry of words as the rhythmical creation of Beauty.
You will always be fond of me. I represent to you all the sins you never had the courage to commit.
Common sense is the most widely shared commodity in the world, for every man is convinced that he is well supplied with it.
It ain't over 'til it's over.
A book is a mirror: if an ape looks into it an apostle is hardly likely to look out.
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.
If information and knowledge are central to democracy, they are the conditions for development.
The promise given was a necessity of the past: the word broken is a necessity of the present.
I've got a woman's ability to stick to a job and get on with it when everyone else walks off and leaves it.
To wear your heart on your sleeve isn't a very good plan; you should wear it inside, where it functions best.
The fascination of shooting as a sport depends almost wholly on whether you are at the right or wrong end of the gun.
All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsion, habit, reason, passion, and desire.
To forbid us anything is to make us have a mind for it.
To the young people I say, you are a gift to your communities and indeed the world. You are our hope and our future.
Some newspapers are fit only to line the bottom of bird cages.
When people talk of the freedom of writing, speaking or thinking I cannot choose but laugh. No such thing ever existed. No such thing now exists; but I hope it will exist. But it must be hundreds of years after you and I shall write and speak no more.
Reverence does not die with mortals, nor does it perish whether they live or die.