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.
Words have no power to impress the mind without the exquisite horror of their reality.
If we all worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true is really true, there would be little hope of advance.
I'll always be poor in my mind.
Anxiety is the dizziness of freedom.
The promise given was a necessity of the past: the word broken is a necessity of the present.
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.
You’ll miss the best things if you keep your eyes shut.
If the world was perfect, it wouldn't be.
New opinions are always suspected, and usually opposed, without any other reason but because they are not common.
I do not argue with obstinate men. I act in spite of them.
Trying to define yourself is like trying to bite your own teeth.
Reputation is what men and women think of us; character is what God and angels know of us.
When one door is closed, don't you know that many more are open
Quote me as saying I was mis-quoted.
A lie never lives to be old.
It's better to be unhappy alone than unhappy with someone.
Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel.
I have great faith in fools; self-confidence my friends call it.
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.
The gift of words is the gift of deception and illusion.