When prosperity comes, do not use all of it.
Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.
Above all be of single aim; have a legitimate and useful purpose, and devote yourself unreservedly to it.
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.
There is a wisdom of the head, and... there is a wisdom of the heart.
Wisdom... comes not from age, but from education and learning.
Drop the idea that you are Atlas carrying the world on your shoulders. The world would go on even without you. Don't take yourself so seriously.
Never ruin an apology with an excuse.
You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.
Destiny is not a passive agent that lies in the lap of the Gods, but is an active instrument that lies in your own hands to shape as you will.
The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.
Immoderate desire is the mark of a child, not a man.
Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need.
Learning and wisdom are superfluities, the surface glitter merely, but it is the heart that is the seat of all power.
Judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers.
Resist much. Obey little.
Men build too many walls and not enough bridges.
Do not say a little in many words, but a great deal in few!
Whatever it is you're seeking won't come in the form you're expecting.
If you do what you've always done, you'll get what you've always gotten.
I have already joined myself in marriage to a husband, namely the kingdom of England.