The ultimate authority must always rest with the individual's own reason and critical analysis.
Having a great intellect is no path to being happy.
Work is the price which is paid for reputation.
The ethos of redemption is realized in self-mastery, by means of temperance, that is, continence of desires.
Sometimes one creates a dynamic impression by saying something, and sometimes one creates as significant an impression by remaining silent.
Madame, all stories, if continued far enough, end in death, and he is no true-story teller who would keep that from you.
In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher.
If you place your head in a lion's mouth, then you cannot complain one day if he happens to bite it off.
Act enthusiastic and you will be enthusiastic
The simple things are also the most extraordinary things, and only the wise can see them.
Don't expect to build up the weak by pulling down the strong.
There is nothing more uncommon than common sense.
I believe that one defines oneself by reinvention. To not be like your parents. To not be like your friends. To be yourself. To cut yourself out of stone.
Appearances often are deceiving.
One who gains strength by overcoming obstacles possesses the only strength which can overcome adversity.
Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need.
A precedent embalms a principle.
Your visions will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.
I have already joined myself in marriage to a husband, namely the kingdom of England.
Admiration is the daughter of ignorance.
No one cares how much you know, until they know how much you care