Destiny is not a passive agent that lies in the lap of the Gods, but is an active instrument that lies in your own hands to shape as you will.
Boredom is the root of all evil - the despairing refusal to be oneself.
If you do not know the laws of right conduct, you cannot form your character.
I wanted to change the world. But I have found that the only thing one can be sure of changing is oneself.
The absent are never without fault, nor the present without excuse.
The only way to get the best of an argument is to avoid it.
A friend to all is a friend to none
You place too much importance... on the so-called purity of blood! You fail to recognize that it matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be!
For we walk by faith, not by sight
Fine clothes may disguise, but silly words will disclose a fool.
The greatest pride, or the greatest despondency, is the greatest ignorance of one's self.
A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.
Having a great intellect is no path to being happy.
Confidence is contagious. So is lack of confidence.
As our case is new, we must think and act anew.
I have already joined myself in marriage to a husband, namely the kingdom of England.
Everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects.
If you don't stand for something you will fall for anything.
Every intelligent individual wants to know what makes him tick, and yet is at once fascinated and frustrated by the fact that oneself is the most difficult of all things to know.
Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for righteousness for they shall be satisfied.
Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.