I have already joined myself in marriage to a husband, namely the kingdom of England.
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.
Those who see the invisible can do the impossible.
All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom; justice; honor; duty; mercy; hope.
Rational discussion is useful only when there is a significant base of shared assumptions.
Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.
Science has not yet taught us if madness is or is not the sublimity of the intelligence.
There is geometry in the humming of the strings. There is music in the spacing of the spheres.
There is no question climate change is happening. The only arguable point is what part humans are playing in it.
The impossible could not have happened, therefore the impossible must be possible in spite of appearances.
It is better to be looked over than overlooked.
It is not enough to have a good mind; the main thing is to use it well.
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.
We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid
Think globally, act locally.
I mistrust the judgement of every man in a case in which his own wishes are concerned.
Be frank and explicit. That is the right line to take when you wish to conceal your own mind and to confuse the minds of others.
We never see ourselves as others see us.
Adapt what is useful, reject what is useless, and add what is specifically your own.
In moments of great grief, that’s where you look and immerse yourself. You realise you are not immortal, you are not a god, you are part of the natural world and you come to accept that.
The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding.