Tis very certain the desire of life prolongs it.
Work is the price which is paid for reputation.
It has seemed to be more necessary to have regard to the weight of words rather than to their number.
Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.
Anywhere you go in the world is what you make of it, not what you read in books.
I have already joined myself in marriage to a husband, namely the kingdom of England.
To be one, to be united is a great thing. But to respect the right to be different is maybe even greater.
Men build too many walls and not enough bridges.
One of the truest tests of integrity is its blunt refusal to be compromised.
You have heard that it was said, 'Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth.' But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If someone strikes you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also.
The boundaries which divide Life from Death are at best shadowy and vague. Who shall say where the one ends, and where the other begins?
A man who as a physical being is always turned toward the outside, thinking that his happiness lies outside him, finally turns inward and discovers that the source is within him.
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.
Whatever you think the world is withholding from you, you are withholding from the world.
I don't like definitions, but if there is a definition of freedom, it would be when you have control over your reality to transform it, to change it, rather than having it imposed upon you. You can't really ask for more than that.
Learn from the mistakes of others. You can never live long enough to make them all yourself.
Attachment is the great fabricator of illusions; reality can be attained only by someone who is detached.
What you're thinking is what you're becoming.
Muddy water is best cleared by leaving it alone.
Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least.
Common sense is in spite of, not as the result of education.