At the center of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want.
It is not the strength, but the duration, of great sentiments that makes great men.
The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him.
Act as if the maxim of your action were to become through your will a general natural law
Time flies over us, but leaves its shadow behind.
Just remember, once you're over the hill you begin to pick up speed.
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.
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.
The greatest pride, or the greatest despondency, is the greatest ignorance of one's self.
Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.
We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them.
Confidence is contagious. So is lack of confidence.
Nature is pleased with simplicity. And nature is no dummy
A perfection of means, and confusion of aims, seems to be our main problem.
If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.
Challenges are gifts that force us to search for a new center of gravity. Don't fight them. Just find a new way to stand.
When playing board-games which involve quizzes etc, you will always know the answers to everyone else's set of questions but never your own.
Love make us poets, and the approach of death should make us philosophers.
Don't expect to build up the weak by pulling down the strong.
An intelligent hell would be better than a stupid paradise.