One of the truest tests of integrity is its blunt refusal to be compromised.
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.
Desire is poverty. Desire is the greatest impurity of the mind. Desire is the motive force for action. Desire in the mind is the real impurity. Even a spark of desire is a very great evil.
It is easy to be brave at a safe distance.
A proverb is much matter distilled into few words.
Let there be spaces in your togetherness.
There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.
All imperfection is easier to tolerate if served up in small doses.
All our knowledge begins with the senses, proceeds then to the understanding, and ends with reason. There is nothing higher than reason.
You don't become what you want, you become what you believe
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
Having a great intellect is no path to being happy.
To live is not merely to breathe; it is to act; it is to make use of our organs, senses, faculties - of all those parts of ourselves which give us the feeling of existence
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!
The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.
The pendulum of the mind oscillates between sense and nonsense, not between right and wrong.
If you don't stand for something you will fall for anything.
Nothing is softer or more flexible than water, yet nothing can resist it.
I have already joined myself in marriage to a husband, namely the kingdom of England.
One new feature or fresh take can change everything.
Realize deeply that the present moment is all you ever have.