It is divinity that shapes, not only your ends, but also your acts, your words and thoughts.
The only real laughter comes from despair.
The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.
Stupidity is a talent for misconception.
The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him.
Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with deeper meaning.
He who can destroy a thing, can control a thing.
Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.
You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean, in a drop.
In a good bookroom you feel in some mysterious way that you are absorbing the wisdom contained in all the books through your skin, without even opening them.
Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.
Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.
The lie is a condition of life.
One who deceives will always find those who allow themselves to be deceived.
The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing.
Nothing is so strong as gentleness, nothing so gentle as real strength
You want a love which is born out of meditation, not born out of the mind.
When you dance, your purpose is not to get to a certain place on the floor. It's to enjoy each step along the way.
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.
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.