Experience is merely the name men gave to their mistakes.
In a good bookroom you feel in some mysterious way that you are absorbing the wisdom contained in all the books through your skin, without even opening them.
When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself.
Whatever you think the world is withholding from you, you are withholding from the world.
If I speak of myself in different ways, that is because I look at myself in different ways.
The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing.
The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.
Throw your heart over the fence and the rest will follow.
Better mad with the rest of the world than wise alone.
I have already joined myself in marriage to a husband, namely the kingdom of England.
To be wronged is nothing unless you continue to remember it.
Nobody has the power to take two steps together; you can take only one step at a time.
Wonder is the beginning of wisdom.
Thought can be so seductive and hypnotic that it absorbs your attention totally, so you become your thoughts.
Although our intellect always longs for clarity and certainty, our nature often finds uncertainty fascinating.
Stupidity is a talent for misconception.
Desire is the very essence of man.
Your visions will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.
Where you stand depends on where you sit.
The heart has its reasons which reason knows not.
The impossible could not have happened, therefore the impossible must be possible in spite of appearances.