Proverbs are short sentences drawn from long experience.
Good advice is always certain to be ignored, but that's no reason not to give it.
One who loses wealth loses much. One who loses a friend loses more. But one who loses courage loses all.
To avoid criticism say nothing, do nothing, be nothing.
It is always advisable to perceive clearly our ignorance.
Medicine heals diseases of the body, wisdom frees the soul from passions.
I am a lover of truth, a worshipper of freedom, a celebrant at the altar of language and purity and tolerance.
Achievement brings its own anticlimax.
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 cure for pain is in the pain.
I have already joined myself in marriage to a husband, namely the kingdom of England.
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.
Nothing is more intolerable than to have to admit to yourself your own errors.
Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.
Power always thinks it has a great soul and vast views beyond the comprehension of the weak.
Attitude, not Aptitude, determines Altitude.
The best revenge is to be unlike him who performed the injury.
Great acts are made up of small deeds.
This is something basic to be understood: the ego must come to a peak, it must be strong, it must have attained an integrity only then can you dissolve it.
Men build too many walls and not enough bridges.
All great achievements require time.