Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need.
A precedent embalms a principle.
And no one will listen to us until we listen to ourselves.
Each day is a little life; every waking and rising a little birth; every fresh morning a little youth; every going to rest and sleep a little death.
The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom.
When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself.
A friend to all is a friend to none
Be frank and explicit. That is the right line to take when you wish to conceal your own mind and to confuse the minds of others.
Desire is the very essence of man.
At the center of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want.
Although our intellect always longs for clarity and certainty, our nature often finds uncertainty fascinating.
The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.
I don't know, I don't care, and it doesn't make any difference.
All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom; justice; honor; duty; mercy; hope.
Act as if the maxim of your action were to become through your will a general natural law
There are two educations. One should teach us how to make a living and the other how to live.
Stupidity is a talent for misconception.
Whatever the mind of man creates, should be controlled by man's character
Above all be of single aim; have a legitimate and useful purpose, and devote yourself unreservedly to it.
Unfortunately, the clock is ticking, the hours are going by. The past increases, the future recedes. Possibilities decreasing, regrets mounting.
I have already joined myself in marriage to a husband, namely the kingdom of England.