New opinions are always suspected, and usually opposed, without any other reason but because they are not common.
The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew.
As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others.
Anything that makes weak - physically, intellectually and spiritually, reject it as poison.
A scientific man ought to have no wishes, no affections, - a mere heart of stone.
Circumstances do not make the man, they reveal him.
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.
I will indulge my sorrows, and give way to all the pangs and fury of despair.
The imagination is not a state: it is the human existence itself.
Dare to risk public criticism.
Common sense is the most widely shared commodity in the world, for every man is convinced that he is well supplied with it.
I find it rather easy to portray a businessman. Being bland, rather cruel and incompetent comes naturally to me.
The poor are prevented from thinking by the discipline of others, the rich by their own.
At the bottom of enmity between strangers lies indifference.
I am not a saint, unless you think of a saint as a sinner who keeps on trying.
How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live.
There is nothing more miserable in the world than to arrive in paradise and look like your passport photo.
In ballet a complicated story is impossible to tell... we can't dance synonyms.
Even if you are divine, you don't disdain male consorts.
Trying to define yourself is like trying to bite your own teeth.
Every man is guilty of all the good he did not do.