"All really great lovers are articulate, and verbal seduction is the surest road to actual seduction."
"Great minds discuss ideas average minds discuss events small minds discuss people."Marya Mannes on Eleanor Roosevelt
"Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds."Marya Mannes on Albert Einstein
"Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them."Marya Mannes on William Shakespeare
"One sees great things from the valley only small things from the peak."Marya Mannes on Gilbert K. Chesterton
"All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope."Marya Mannes on Winston Churchill
"For every five well-adjusted and smoothly functioning Americans, there are two who never had the chance to discover themselves. It may well be because they have never been alone with themselves."
"In aid, the proper attitude is one omitting gratitude."
"It is not enough to show people how to live better: there is a mandate for any group with enormous powers of communication to show people how to be better."
"The curse of the romantic is a greed for dreams, an intensity of expectation that, in the end, diminishes the reality."
"The earth we abuse and the living things we kill will, in the end, take their revenge for in exploiting their presence we are diminishing our future."