Never argue with an idiot. They drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.
All our knowledge begins with the senses, proceeds then to the understanding, and ends with reason. There is nothing higher than reason.
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.
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.
Without courage, wisdom bears no fruit.
You want a love which is born out of meditation, not born out of the mind.
I have already joined myself in marriage to a husband, namely the kingdom of England.
Never pick a fight with an ugly person, they've got nothing to lose.
The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom.
Love make us poets, and the approach of death should make us philosophers.
Never do anything when you are in a temper, for you will do everything wrong.
One just needs a little alertness to see and find out: Life is really a great cosmic laughter.
Dark and difficult times lie ahead. Soon we must all face the choice between what is right and what is easy.
A man is literally what he thinks.
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.
One of the truest tests of integrity is its blunt refusal to be compromised.
It is not the strength, but the duration, of great sentiments that makes great men.
Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own minds.
Tomorrow hopes we have learned something from yesterday.
I wanted to change the world. But I have found that the only thing one can be sure of changing is oneself.
Only from the heart can you touch the sky.