What a liberation to realize that the “voice in my head” is not who I am. Who am I then? The one who sees that.
A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body.
Tact is the knack of making a point without making an enemy.
The more skilled you are at something, the worse you are at it when showing someone.
Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has many; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
I know I am but mortal and so therewhilst prepare myself for death, whensoever it shall please God to send it.
Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.
Do not say a little in many words, but a great deal in few!
Better mad with the rest of the world than wise alone.
Learned we may be with another man's learning: we can only be wise with wisdom of our own.
Half the world is composed of people who have something to say and can't, and the other half who have nothing to say and keep on saying it.
Instinct is a marvellous thing. It can neither be explained nor ignored.
There's no sense in being precise when you don't even know what you're talking about.
The only real laughter comes from despair.
I have already joined myself in marriage to a husband, namely the kingdom of England.
Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.
He that cannot reason is a fool. He that will not is a bigot. He that dare not is a slave.
Wisdom begins at the end.
Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.
The wise man should restrain his senses like the crane and accomplish his purpose with due knowledge of his place, time and ability.
Be curious, not judgmental.