What a liberation to realize that the “voice in my head” is not who I am. Who am I then? The one who sees that.
Loneliness adds beauty to life. It puts a special burn on sunsets and makes night air smell better.
Love make us poets, and the approach of death should make us philosophers.
A scholar who cherishes the love of comfort is not fit to be deemed a scholar.
We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them.
Unfortunately, the clock is ticking, the hours are going by. The past increases, the future recedes. Possibilities decreasing, regrets mounting.
All imperfection is easier to tolerate if served up in small doses.
For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.
I write with experiences in mind, but I don't write about them, I write out of them.
The very essence of instinct is that it's followed independently of reason.
To be wronged is nothing unless you continue to remember it.
I have already joined myself in marriage to a husband, namely the kingdom of England.
Everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects.
Rational discussion is useful only when there is a significant base of shared assumptions.
Promises are like crying babies in a theater, they should be carried out at once.
Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.
It is easy to be brave at a safe distance.
Learn as though you would never be able to master it; hold it as though you would be in fear of losing it.
The greatest minds are capable of the greatest vices as well as of the greatest virtues.
There are two educations. One should teach us how to make a living and the other how to live.
Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them.