Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.
If we do not lay out ourselves in the service of mankind whom should we serve?
In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you.
One never notices what has been done; one can only see what remains to be done.
It was a melancholy secret that reality can arouse desires but never satisfy them.
In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing. The worst thing you can do is nothing.
Nothing is softer or more flexible than water, yet nothing can resist it.
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.
The object of the superior man is truth.
When you undervalue what you do, the world will undervalue who you are
Let him who would move the world first move himself.
I have already joined myself in marriage to a husband, namely the kingdom of England.
He who conquers others is strong; he who conquers himself is mighty.
Yesterday is but today's memory and tomorrow is today's dream.
Man is not the creature of circumstances, Circumstances are the creatures of men.
Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart.
Appearances often are deceiving.
Desire is the very essence of man.
The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions.
If you do not know the laws of right conduct, you cannot form your character.
Obsession is the wellspring of genius and madness.