Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.
Judge not unless you judge yourself.
Never pick a fight with an ugly person, they've got nothing to lose.
Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least.
The wise man should restrain his senses like the crane and accomplish his purpose with due knowledge of his place, time and ability.
Great acts are made up of small deeds.
If you do what you've always done, you'll get what you've always gotten.
The more skilled you are at something, the worse you are at it when showing someone.
Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.
Man's sensitivity to the little things and insensitivity to the greatest are the signs of a strange disorder.
Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.
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.
If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.
I have already joined myself in marriage to a husband, namely the kingdom of England.
A perfection of means, and confusion of aims, seems to be our main problem.
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.
He who is slowest in making a promise is most faithful in its performance.
Colorless green ideas sleep furiously
Don't raise your voice, improve your argument.
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.
Take care of the pieces well. The whole will take care of itself.