Since it is difficult to join them together, it is safer to be feared than to be loved when one of the two must be lacking.
Patriotism is usually stronger than class hatred, and always stronger than internationalism.
The advantage of a bad memory is that one enjoys several times the same good thing for the first time.
The mind is a superb instrument if used rightly. Used wrongly, however, it becomes very destructive. To put it more accurately... you usually don't use it at all. It uses you.
Airplane travel is nature's way of making you look like your passport photo.
Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.
It is a process of diverting one's scattered forces into one powerful channel.
The idea of freedom is inspiring. But what does it mean? If you are free in a political sense but have no food, what's that? The freedom to starve?
Thought is free.
Do it again on the next verse, and people think you meant it.
In ballet a complicated story is impossible to tell... we can't dance synonyms.
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!
Rich men's houses are seldom beautiful, rarely comfortable, and never original. It is a constant source of surprise to people of moderate means to observe how little a big fortune contributes to Beauty.
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
New opinions are always suspected, and usually opposed, without any other reason but because they are not common.
I don't try to imagine a personal god; it suffices to stand in awe at the structure of the world, insofar as it allows our inadequate senses to appreciate it.
A scientist in his laboratory is not a mere technician: he is also a child confronting natural phenomena that impress him as though they were fairy tales.?
A good traveller has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving.
In the intellectual order, the virtue of humility is nothing more nor less than the power of attention.
All men are liable to error; and most men are, in many points, by passion or interest, under temptation to it.
Children show me in their playful smiles the divine in everyone.