In moments of great grief, thatís where you look and immerse yourself. You realise you are not immortal, you are not a god, you are part of the natural world and you come to accept that.
A perfection of means, and confusion of aims, seems to be our main problem.
You want a love which is born out of meditation, not born out of the mind.
I've never known any trouble than an hour's reading didn't assuage.
It is necessary to keep one's compass in one's eyes and not in the hand, for the hands execute, but the eye judges.
If you're happy, don't worry you'll get over it.
Madame, all stories, if continued far enough, end in death, and he is no true-story teller who would keep that from you.
I know I am but mortal and so therewhilst prepare myself for death, whensoever it shall please God to send it.
Gravity is only the bark of wisdom's tree; but it preserves it
Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.
Courage, above all things, is the first quality of a warrior.
The best revenge is to be unlike him who performed the injury.
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.
Let him who would move the world first move himself.
Obsession is the wellspring of genius and madness.
I have already joined myself in marriage to a husband, namely the kingdom of England.
Anger begins in folly, and ends in repentance.
He who chooses the beginning of the road chooses the place it leads to.
To me, being an intellectual doesn't mean knowing about intellectual issues; it means taking pleasure in them.
Circumstances do not make a man, they reveal him.
Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least.