Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart.
If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.
You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean, in a drop.
I have had good experience and trial of this world...I know what it is to be a subject, what to be a sovereign, what to have good neighbours, and sometimes meet evil willers. I have found treason in trust, seen great benefits little regarded.
The pendulum of the mind oscillates between sense and nonsense, not between right and wrong.
The absent are never without fault, nor the present without excuse.
One must wait until the evening to see how splendid the day has been.
For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.
I have already joined myself in marriage to a husband, namely the kingdom of England.
There are four ways, and only four ways, in which we have contact with the world. We are evaluated and classified by these four contacts: what we do, how we look, what we say, and how we say it.
You want a love which is born out of meditation, not born out of the mind.
By three methods we may learn wisdom: first, by reflection which is noblest; second, by imitation, which is the easiest; and third, by experience, which is the bitterest.
One who gains strength by overcoming obstacles possesses the only strength which can overcome adversity.
Realize deeply that the present moment is all you ever have.
Medicine heals diseases of the body, wisdom frees the soul from passions.
Tact is the knack of making a point without making an enemy.
Never pick a fight with an ugly person, they've got nothing to lose.
Fear doesn't exist anywhere except in the mind.
Learned we may be with another man's learning: we can only be wise with wisdom of our own.
Dark and difficult times lie ahead. Soon we must all face the choice between what is right and what is easy.
Work is the price which is paid for reputation.