The best revenge is to be unlike him who performed the injury.
To me, being an intellectual doesn't mean knowing about intellectual issues; it means taking pleasure in them.
It has seemed to be more necessary to have regard to the weight of words rather than to their number.
Nature is pleased with simplicity. And nature is no dummy
Nobody has the power to take two steps together; you can take only one step at a time.
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.
The greatest minds are capable of the greatest vices as well as of the greatest virtues.
Your reputation is in the hands of others. That's what the reputation is. You can't control that. The only thing you can control is your character.
The experience gathered from books, though often valuable,is but the nature of learning whereas the experience gained from actual life is of the nature of wisdom.
We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them.
To be one, to be united is a great thing. But to respect the right to be different is maybe even greater.
Above all be of single aim; have a legitimate and useful purpose, and devote yourself unreservedly to it.
Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has many; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
When you undervalue what you do, the world will undervalue who you are
Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.
One never notices what has been done; one can only see what remains to be done.
The future is uncertain but the end is always near.
If you don't like someone's story, write your own.
You always admire what you really don't understand.
Learn from the mistakes of others. You can never live long enough to make them all yourself.