A proverb is much matter distilled into few words.
The wise man should restrain his senses like the crane and accomplish his purpose with due knowledge of his place, time and ability.
It is man that makes truth great, not truth that makes man great.
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.
Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.
One of the truest tests of integrity is its blunt refusal to be compromised.
Nothing fixes a thing so intensely in the memory as the wish to forget it.
The very essence of instinct is that it's followed independently of reason.
Fear doesn't exist anywhere except in the mind.
Good advice is always certain to be ignored, but that's no reason not to give it.
Never argue with an idiot. They drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.
Take care of the pieces well. The whole will take care of itself.
No man has any natural authority over his fellow men.
The impossible could not have happened, therefore the impossible must be possible in spite of appearances.
Never do anything when you are in a temper, for you will do everything wrong.
Empty your cup so that it may be filled; become devoid to gain totality.
Life's battles don't always go to the stronger or faster man. But sooner or later, the man who wins is the man who thinks he can.
Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.
If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all.
It was a melancholy secret that reality can arouse desires but never satisfy them.
I have already joined myself in marriage to a husband, namely the kingdom of England.