You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.
All our knowledge begins with the senses, proceeds then to the understanding, and ends with reason. There is nothing higher than reason.
Property is surely a right of mankind as real as liberty.
Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.
The absent are never without fault, nor the present without excuse.
It is neither good nor bad, but thinking makes it so.
Stupidity is a talent for misconception.
It has seemed to be more necessary to have regard to the weight of words rather than to their number.
You have heard that it was said, 'Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth.' But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If someone strikes you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also.
Almost every wise saying has an opposite one, no less wise, to balance it.
Sometimes one creates a dynamic impression by saying something, and sometimes one creates as significant an impression by remaining silent.
My meditation is simple. It does not require any complex practices. It is simple. It is singing. It is dancing. It is sitting silently.
Chaos is a name for any order that produces confusion in our minds.
Circumstances do not make a man, they reveal him.
The first thing you'll have to do, is the last thing you wished.
I have already joined myself in marriage to a husband, namely the kingdom of England.
It seems essential, in relationships and all tasks, that we concentrate only on what is most significant and important.
Do not say a little in many words, but a great deal in few!
Work is the price which is paid for reputation.
Itís your road and yours alone. Others may walk it with you, but no one can walk it for you.
Good advice is always certain to be ignored, but that's no reason not to give it.