Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least.
A perfection of means, and confusion of aims, seems to be our main problem.
If we know exactly where we're going, exactly how to get there, and exactly what we'll see along the way, we won't learn anything.
The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom.
Learn from the mistakes of others. You can never live long enough to make them all yourself.
How often I found where I should be going only by setting out for somewhere else.
Man's sensitivity to the little things and insensitivity to the greatest are the signs of a strange disorder.
Most of what matters in our lives takes place in our absence.
And no one will listen to us until we listen to ourselves.
It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.
I have already joined myself in marriage to a husband, namely the kingdom of England.
You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean, in a drop.
Each problem that I solved became a rule which served afterwards to solve other problems.
Muddy water is best cleared by leaving it alone.
To me, being an intellectual doesn't mean knowing about intellectual issues; it means taking pleasure in them.
Choose rather to be strong of soul than strong of body.
Attitude, not Aptitude, determines Altitude.
Love one another, but make not a bond of love: Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.
It was a melancholy secret that reality can arouse desires but never satisfy them.
If a man could have half of his wishes, he would double his troubles.
Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.