I have already joined myself in marriage to a husband, namely the kingdom of England.
You have heard that it was said, 'Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth.' But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If someone strikes you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also.
Experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn in no other.
It is not titles that honor men, but men that honor titles.
You want a love which is born out of meditation, not born out of the mind.
It is man that makes truth great, not truth that makes man great.
He alone is free who lives with free consent under the entire guidance of reason.
Whatever it is you're seeking won't come in the form you're expecting.
If you buy what you do not need, you will need what you cannot buy.
Rest satisfied with doing well, and leave others to talk of you as they please.
You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth.
Nothing is so strong as gentleness, nothing so gentle as real strength
Don't expect to build up the weak by pulling down the strong.
Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm.
If we do not lay out ourselves in the service of mankind whom should we serve?
You cannot truly listen to anyone and do anything else at the same time.
My meditation is simple. It does not require any complex practices. It is simple. It is singing. It is dancing. It is sitting silently.
To do great things is difficult, but to command great things is more difficult.
Unfortunately, the clock is ticking, the hours are going by. The past increases, the future recedes. Possibilities decreasing, regrets mounting.
Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.
Nobody has the power to take two steps together; you can take only one step at a time.