The wise man should restrain his senses like the crane and accomplish his purpose with due knowledge of his place, time and ability.
There is an art, or rather a knack to flying. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss.
I wanted to change the world. But I have found that the only thing one can be sure of changing is oneself.
There are no eternal facts, as there are no absolute truths.
We never see ourselves as others see us.
I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
The absent are never without fault, nor the present without excuse.
Stubborn and ardent clinging to one's opinion is the best proof of stupidity.
The smaller the mind, the greater the conceit.
An intelligent hell would be better than a stupid paradise.
The wound is the place where the Light enters you.
Where you stand depends on where you sit.
In order to change the world, you have to get your head together first
Do not say a little in many words, but a great deal in few!
Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm.
I mistrust the judgement of every man in a case in which his own wishes are concerned.
He alone is free who lives with free consent under the entire guidance of reason.
You place too much importance... on the so-called purity of blood! You fail to recognize that it matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be!
Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one.
I have had good experience and trial of this world...I know what it is to be a subject, what to be a sovereign, what to have good neighbours, and sometimes meet evil willers. I have found treason in trust, seen great benefits little regarded.
I have already joined myself in marriage to a husband, namely the kingdom of England.