The pendulum of the mind oscillates between sense and nonsense, not between right and wrong.
Desire is poverty. Desire is the greatest impurity of the mind. Desire is the motive force for action. Desire in the mind is the real impurity. Even a spark of desire is a very great evil.
In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing. The worst thing you can do is nothing.
Muddy water is best cleared by leaving it alone.
What's real and what's true aren't necessarily the same.
It is not titles that honor men, but men that honor titles.
One never notices what has been done; one can only see what remains to be done.
I have had good experience and trial of this world...I know what it is to be a subject, what to be a sovereign, what to have good neighbours, and sometimes meet evil willers. I have found treason in trust, seen great benefits little regarded.
Nothing is more intolerable than to have to admit to yourself your own errors.
Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart.
He who conquers others is strong; he who conquers himself is mighty.
It is hard to fight desire; but to control it is the sign of a reasonable man.
If you are a parent, open doors to unknown directions to the child so he can explore. Don't make him afraid of the unknown,give him support.
I have already joined myself in marriage to a husband, namely the kingdom of England.
Those who cannot work with their hearts achieve but a hollow, half-hearted success that breeds bitterness all around.
Don't criticize what you don't understand, son. You never walked in that man's shoes.
Learn from the mistakes of others. You can never live long enough to make them all yourself.
I've come to believe that all my past failure and frustration were actually laying the foundation for the understandings that have created the new level of living I now enjoy.
Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with deeper meaning.
And no one will listen to us until we listen to ourselves.
There is an art, or rather a knack to flying. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss.