How often I found where I should be going only by setting out for somewhere else.
Although our intellect always longs for clarity and certainty, our nature often finds uncertainty fascinating.
To be wronged is nothing unless you continue to remember it.
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.
Without courage, wisdom bears no fruit.
When prosperity comes, do not use all of it.
Having a great intellect is no path to being happy.
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.
I have already joined myself in marriage to a husband, namely the kingdom of England.
The future is uncertain but the end is always near.
When you learn, teach, when you get, give.
Kind words don't cost much. Yet they accomplish much.
A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.
Men build too many walls and not enough bridges.
Rest satisfied with doing well, and leave others to talk of you as they please.
Be frank and explicit. That is the right line to take when you wish to conceal your own mind and to confuse the minds of others.
Jealousy is the tribute mediocrity pays to genius.
Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.
The ethos of redemption is realized in self-mastery, by means of temperance, that is, continence of desires.
Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them.
The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions.