I have already joined myself in marriage to a husband, namely the kingdom of England.
Where there is anger, there is always pain underneath.
Those who cannot work with their hearts achieve but a hollow, half-hearted success that breeds bitterness all around.
Good means not merely not to do wrong, but rather not to desire to do wrong.
There is a wisdom of the head, and... there is a wisdom of the heart.
The most certain sign of wisdom is cheerfulness.
What a liberation to realize that the “voice in my head” is not who I am. Who am I then? The one who sees that.
We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid
No man has any natural authority over his fellow men.
It is a cliche that most cliches are true, but then like most cliches, that cliche is untrue.
I believe that one defines oneself by reinvention. To not be like your parents. To not be like your friends. To be yourself. To cut yourself out of stone.
Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.
All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom; justice; honor; duty; mercy; hope.
An understanding of the natural world is a source of not only great curiosity, but great fulfilment.
Never pick a fight with an ugly person, they've got nothing to lose.
The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.
Don't criticize what you can't understand.
Convictions are more dangerous enemies of truth than lies.
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
The greatest minds are capable of the greatest vices as well as of the greatest virtues.
Madame, all stories, if continued far enough, end in death, and he is no true-story teller who would keep that from you.