Most of what matters in our lives takes place in our absence.
Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.
Judge not unless you judge yourself.
A proverb is much matter distilled into few words.
Nothing is more intolerable than to have to admit to yourself your own errors.
Almost every wise saying has an opposite one, no less wise, to balance it.
Drop the idea that you are Atlas carrying the world on your shoulders. The world would go on even without you. Don't take yourself so seriously.
Medicine heals diseases of the body, wisdom frees the soul from passions.
We sometimes congratulate ourselves at the moment of waking from a troubled dream; it may be so the moment after death.
I have already joined myself in marriage to a husband, namely the kingdom of England.
One new feature or fresh take can change everything.
All differences in this world are of degree, and not of kind, because oneness is the secret of everything.
I dream. Sometimes I think that's the only right thing to do.
In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher.
There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.
All our knowledge begins with the senses, proceeds then to the understanding, and ends with reason. There is nothing higher than reason.
If you don't know where you're from, you'll have a hard time saying where you're going.
Creativity is the process of having original ideas that have value.
What a man does for others, not what they do for him, gives him immortality.
No man has any natural authority over his fellow men.
Courage, above all things, is the first quality of a warrior.