A precedent embalms a principle.
A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.
There is an art, or rather a knack to flying. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss.
Promises are like crying babies in a theater, they should be carried out at once.
Wisdom begins at the end.
Every act of creation is first an act of destruction.
A man who as a physical being is always turned toward the outside, thinking that his happiness lies outside him, finally turns inward and discovers that the source is within him.
I have already joined myself in marriage to a husband, namely the kingdom of England.
It is not titles that honor men, but men that honor titles.
Never ruin an apology with an excuse.
If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.
Learned we may be with another man's learning: we can only be wise with wisdom of our own.
The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions.
I don't know, I don't care, and it doesn't make any difference.
When you undervalue what you do, the world will undervalue who you are
It is not the strength, but the duration, of great sentiments that makes great men.
The wise man should restrain his senses like the crane and accomplish his purpose with due knowledge of his place, time and ability.
If I speak of myself in different ways, that is because I look at myself in different ways.
Meditation will bring you sensitivity, a great sense of belonging to the world. It is our world - the stars are ours, and we are not foreigners here. We are part of it, we are the heart of it.
You cannot truly listen to anyone and do anything else at the same time.
Kind words don't cost much. Yet they accomplish much.