Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.
All imperfection is easier to tolerate if served up in small doses.
We seldom realize, for example that our most private thoughts and emotions are not actually our own. For we think in terms of languages and images which we did not invent, but which were given to us by our society.
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.
Proverbs are short sentences drawn from long experience.
If you buy what you do not need, you will need what you cannot buy.
He who conquers others is strong; he who conquers himself is mighty.
There are four ways, and only four ways, in which we have contact with the world. We are evaluated and classified by these four contacts: what we do, how we look, what we say, and how we say it.
Every aquarium will eventually leak.
What's real and what's true aren't necessarily the same.
Choose rather to be strong of soul than strong of body.
Creativity is the process of having original ideas that have value.
Learn as though you would never be able to master it; hold it as though you would be in fear of losing it.
Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.
It takes a great man to be a good listener.
I mistrust the judgement of every man in a case in which his own wishes are concerned.
Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.
A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body.
I have already joined myself in marriage to a husband, namely the kingdom of England.
Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm.
Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.