Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has many; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
Fine clothes may disguise, but silly words will disclose a fool.
I have already joined myself in marriage to a husband, namely the kingdom of England.
One who loses wealth loses much. One who loses a friend loses more. But one who loses courage loses all.
Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.
The best way to see Faith is to shut the eye of Reason.
My meditation is simple. It does not require any complex practices. It is simple. It is singing. It is dancing. It is sitting silently.
Learned we may be with another man's learning: we can only be wise with wisdom of our own.
There is geometry in the humming of the strings. There is music in the spacing of the spheres.
Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.
Don't criticize what you don't understand, son. You never walked in that man's shoes.
Don't raise your voice, improve your argument.
When prosperity comes, do not use all of it.
What can't be cured must be endured.
The experience gathered from books, though often valuable,is but the nature of learning whereas the experience gained from actual life is of the nature of wisdom.
Judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers.
Never pick a fight with an ugly person, they've got nothing to lose.
Better beggar woman and single than Queen and married.
Experience is the only prophecy of wise men.
There is an art, or rather a knack to flying. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss.
Circumstances do not make a man, they reveal him.