Better beggar woman and single than Queen and married.
Rest satisfied with doing well, and leave others to talk of you as they please.
It is man that makes truth great, not truth that makes man great.
Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.
Let him who would move the world first move himself.
The very essence of instinct is that it's followed independently of reason.
There is an art, or rather a knack to flying. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss.
I think, therefore I am.
When you undervalue what you do, the world will undervalue who you are
If you have no problems, then you have no clue to what is going.
Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that.
Judge not unless you judge yourself.
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.
You can be rich in spirit, kindness, love and all those things that you can't put a dollar sign on.
It is a cliche that most cliches are true, but then like most cliches, that cliche is untrue.
I mistrust the judgement of every man in a case in which his own wishes are concerned.
Criticize the act, not the person.
One who loses wealth loses much. One who loses a friend loses more. But one who loses courage loses all.
The essence of knowledge is, having it, to apply it; not having it, to confess your ignorance.
The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom.
Where you stand depends on where you sit.