A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age.
All honor's wounds are self-inflicted.
People think I'm a miserable sod but it's only because I get asked such bloody miserable questions.
I will indulge my sorrows, and give way to all the pangs and fury of despair.
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.
Forewarned, forearmed. To be prepared is half the victory.
Freedom is from within.
Wisely, and slow. They stumble that run fast.
True valor lies between cowardice and rashness.
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.
Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not.
Any non-commissioned officer is more of an enemy to a recruit, any schoolmaster to a pupil, then they are if they were free.
Self-esteem comes from being able to define the world in your own terms and refusing to abide by the judgments of others.
It is wonderful when you don't have the fear, and a lot of the time I don't ... I focus on what needs to be done instead.
Usually when people are sad, they don't do anything. They just cry over their condition. But when they get angry, they bring about a change.
I don't say we all ought to misbehave, but we ought to look as if we could.
A friend doesn't go on a diet because you are fat.
Abuse of words has been the great instrument of sophistry and chicanery, of party, faction, and division of society.
I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something that I can do.
You can have anything in this world you want, if you want it badly enough and you're willing to pay the price.
But there is only one thing which gathers people into seditious commotion, and that is oppression