The greatest pride, or the greatest despondency, is the greatest ignorance of one's self.
Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with deeper meaning.
He who is cruel to animals becomes hard also in his dealings with men. We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals.
The greatest of wealth is the richness of the soul.
Don't raise your voice, improve your argument.
Thought can be so seductive and hypnotic that it absorbs your attention totally, so you become your thoughts.
Medicine heals diseases of the body, wisdom frees the soul from passions.
I have no desire to make windows into mens souls
If a man could have half of his wishes, he would double his troubles.
I have already joined myself in marriage to a husband, namely the kingdom of England.
You laugh at me because I'm different, I laugh at you because you're all the same.
It is not enough to have a good mind; the main thing is to use it well.
One who deceives will always find those who allow themselves to be deceived.
All great achievements require time.
Muddy water is best cleared by leaving it alone.
Stupidity is a talent for misconception.
Nothing fixes a thing so intensely in the memory as the wish to forget it.
Rest satisfied with doing well, and leave others to talk of you as they please.
But the fact that some geniuses were laughed at does not imply that all who are laughed at are geniuses. They laughed at Columbus, they laughed at Fulton, they laughed at the Wright brothers. But they also laughed at Bozo the Clown.
Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.
Drop the idea of becoming someone, because you are already a masterpiece. You cannot be improved. You have only to come to it, to know it, to realize it.