A person who spends more than he earns is a fool
It takes a great man to be a good listener.
Desire is poverty. Desire is the greatest impurity of the mind. Desire is the motive force for action. Desire in the mind is the real impurity. Even a spark of desire is a very great evil.
I have already joined myself in marriage to a husband, namely the kingdom of England.
By three methods we may learn wisdom: first, by reflection which is noblest; second, by imitation, which is the easiest; and third, by experience, which is the bitterest.
Happiness is not an ideal of reason, but of imagination.
Do not deny the classical approach, simply as a reaction, or you will have created another pattern and trapped yourself there.
In order to change the world, you have to get your head together first
One of the truest tests of integrity is its blunt refusal to be compromised.
There is always time to add a word, never to withdraw one.
Anywhere you go in the world is what you make of it, not what you read in books.
The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.
Courage, above all things, is the first quality of a warrior.
If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.
There are things known and there are things unknown, and in between are the doors of perception.
I wanted to change the world. But I have found that the only thing one can be sure of changing is oneself.
If you do what you've always done, you'll get what you've always gotten.
A precedent embalms a principle.
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.
Medicine heals diseases of the body, wisdom frees the soul from passions.
One who gains strength by overcoming obstacles possesses the only strength which can overcome adversity.