If you don't like someone's story, write your own.
The simple things are also the most extraordinary things, and only the wise can see them.
Admiration is the daughter of ignorance.
As our case is new, we must think and act anew.
The greatest minds are capable of the greatest vices as well as of the greatest virtues.
When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself.
No matter how much suffering you went through, you never wanted to let go of those memories.
The oldest, shortest words- 'yes' and 'no'- are those which require the most thought.
Property is surely a right of mankind as real as liberty.
If you would take, you must first give, this is the beginning of intelligence.
The ethos of redemption is realized in self-mastery, by means of temperance, that is, continence of desires.
A friend to all is a friend to none
I know I am but mortal and so therewhilst prepare myself for death, whensoever it shall please God to send it.
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.
Most of us have far more courage than we ever dreamed possible
In moments of great grief, thatís where you look and immerse yourself. You realise you are not immortal, you are not a god, you are part of the natural world and you come to accept that.
Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. But anger is like fire. It burns it all clean.
The only way to get the best of an argument is to avoid it.
Tis very certain the desire of life prolongs it.
Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice.
I have already joined myself in marriage to a husband, namely the kingdom of England.