Self-esteem comes from being able to define the world in your own terms and refusing to abide by the judgments of others.
Enthusiasm... the sustaining power of all great action.
Our greatest foes - and whom we must chiefly combat - are within.
I must not write a word to you about politics, because you are a woman.
There is nothing more miserable in the world than to arrive in paradise and look like your passport photo.
What do you despise? By this are you truly known.
Like religion, politics, and family planning, cereal is not a topic to be brought up in public. It's too controversial.
To wear your heart on your sleeve isn't a very good plan; you should wear it inside, where it functions best.
I'm not a genius. I'm just a tremendous bundle of experience.
All satire is blind to the forces liberated by decay. Which is why total decay has absorbed the forces of satire.
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.
While the rest of the world has been improving technology, Ghana has been improving the quality of man's humanity to man.
If the world was perfect, it wouldn't be.
Confusion of goals and perfection of means seems, in my opinion, to characterize our age.
I can see in your eyes, I can see in your faces, I can see you cry. But what I want to say, there's no reason to cry. Do not, in the name of peace, go in the streets and riot.
When I had nothing to lose, I had everything. When I stopped being who I am, I found myself.
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.
Remember upon the conduct of each depends the fate of all.
Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain but it takes character and self control to be understanding and forgiving.
When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford.
Who the hell wants fourteen pairs of shoes when they go on holiday? I haven't had fourteen pairs in my life.