A precedent embalms a principle.
The absent are never without fault, nor the present without excuse.
Stupidity is a talent for misconception.
Achievement brings its own anticlimax.
Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own minds.
The greatest of wealth is the richness of the soul.
I have already joined myself in marriage to a husband, namely the kingdom of England.
As the soft yield of water cleaves obstinate stone, So to yield with life solves the insolvable: To yield, I have learned, is to come back again.
A house divided against itself cannot stand.
One who deceives will always find those who allow themselves to be deceived.
There is nothing more uncommon than common sense.
Rest satisfied with doing well, and leave others to talk of you as they please.
Most of what matters in our lives takes place in our absence.
Fear doesn't exist anywhere except in the mind.
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.
It is tact that is golden, not silence.
Learn as though you would never be able to master it; hold it as though you would be in fear of losing it.
Man is not the creature of circumstances, Circumstances are the creatures of men.
He who can destroy a thing, can control a thing.
Drop the idea of becoming someone, because you are already a masterpiece. You cannot be improved. You have only to come to it, to know it, to realize it.
You don't want to lose your old friend - the misery - You have invested too much into false - Hence the fear to be exposed -to be true - to be naked as you are.