In a good bookroom you feel in some mysterious way that you are absorbing the wisdom contained in all the books through your skin, without even opening them.
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.
There is always time to add a word, never to withdraw one.
Do not say a little in many words, but a great deal in few!
If you meditate, sooner or later you will come upon love. If you meditate deeply, sooner or later you will start feeling a tremendous love arising in you that you have never known before.
The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.
Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. But anger is like fire. It burns it all clean.
Everything excellent is as difficult as it is rare.
Compassion is the basis of morality.
Itís your road and yours alone. Others may walk it with you, but no one can walk it for you.
Respect yourself if you would have others respect you.
In anger we should refrain both from speech and action.
Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them.
The greatest pride, or the greatest despondency, is the greatest ignorance of one's self.
The impossible could not have happened, therefore the impossible must be possible in spite of appearances.
The absent are never without fault, nor the present without excuse.
There are no eternal facts, as there are no absolute truths.
No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.
Be frank and explicit. That is the right line to take when you wish to conceal your own mind and to confuse the minds of others.
I have already joined myself in marriage to a husband, namely the kingdom of England.
Never do anything when you are in a temper, for you will do everything wrong.