This is something basic to be understood: the ego must come to a peak, it must be strong, it must have attained an integrity only then can you dissolve it.
The only real laughter comes from despair.
It seems essential, in relationships and all tasks, that we concentrate only on what is most significant and important.
Property is surely a right of mankind as real as liberty.
The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.
We thought that we had the answers, it was the questions we had wrong.
Jealousy is the tribute mediocrity pays to genius.
Without courage, wisdom bears no fruit.
There's no sense in being precise when you don't even know what you're talking about.
I know I am but mortal and so therewhilst prepare myself for death, whensoever it shall please God to send it.
It is better to be looked over than overlooked.
Instinct is a marvellous thing. It can neither be explained nor ignored.
A person who spends more than he earns is a fool
One of the truest tests of integrity is its blunt refusal to be compromised.
The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom.
A friend to all is a friend to none
The essence of knowledge is, having it, to apply it; not having it, to confess your ignorance.
Most of what matters in our lives takes place in our absence.
There is a wisdom of the head, and... there is a wisdom of the heart.
I have already joined myself in marriage to a husband, namely the kingdom of England.
Those who see the invisible can do the impossible.