Reality leaves a lot to the imagination.
Your reputation is in the hands of others. That's what the reputation is. You can't control that. The only thing you can control is your character.
By three methods we may learn wisdom: first, by reflection which is noblest; second, by imitation, which is the easiest; and third, by experience, which is the bitterest.
Your inner world has its own taste, has its own fragrance, has its own light. And it is utterly silent.
Attachment is the great fabricator of illusions; reality can be attained only by someone who is detached.
A proverb is much matter distilled into few words.
Learn as though you would never be able to master it; hold it as though you would be in fear of losing it.
What a man does for others, not what they do for him, gives him immortality.
Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.
When you dance, your purpose is not to get to a certain place on the floor. It's to enjoy each step along the way.
We learn from our gardens to deal with the most urgent question of the time: How much is enough?
Sometimes one creates a dynamic impression by saying something, and sometimes one creates as significant an impression by remaining silent.
To live is not merely to breathe; it is to act; it is to make use of our organs, senses, faculties - of all those parts of ourselves which give us the feeling of existence
Achievement brings its own anticlimax.
Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something.
It is better to be looked over than overlooked.
In moments of great grief, thatís where you look and immerse yourself. You realise you are not immortal, you are not a god, you are part of the natural world and you come to accept that.
Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.
Anger begins in folly, and ends in repentance.
I have already joined myself in marriage to a husband, namely the kingdom of England.
A person who spends more than he earns is a fool