Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.
At the center of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want.
Your inner world has its own taste, has its own fragrance, has its own light. And it is utterly silent.
If you place your head in a lion's mouth, then you cannot complain one day if he happens to bite it off.
One just needs a little alertness to see and find out: Life is really a great cosmic laughter.
Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.
No man has any natural authority over his fellow men.
Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.
There is an art, or rather a knack to flying. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss.
Great dreams of great dreamers are always transcended.
Each problem that I solved became a rule which served afterwards to solve other problems.
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.
I have already joined myself in marriage to a husband, namely the kingdom of England.
One must wait until the evening to see how splendid the day has been.
It is hard to fight desire; but to control it is the sign of a reasonable man.
Language is very powerful. Language does not just describe reality. Language creates the reality it describes.
Nothing is softer or more flexible than water, yet nothing can resist it.
Act as if the maxim of your action were to become through your will a general natural law
Rational discussion is useful only when there is a significant base of shared assumptions.
A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.
I know I am but mortal and so therewhilst prepare myself for death, whensoever it shall please God to send it.