Muddy water is best cleared by leaving it alone.
Wisdom is not the product of schooling, but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.
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.
The future is uncertain but the end is always near.
It is a wise man that does know the contented man is never poor, whilst the discontented man is never rich.
You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean, in a drop.
Admiration is the daughter of ignorance.
It has seemed to be more necessary to have regard to the weight of words rather than to their number.
Do not reveal what you have thought upon doing, but by wise council keep it secret being determined to carry it into execution.
Don't criticize what you don't understand, son. You never walked in that man's shoes.
The secret of life, though, is to fall seven times and to get up eight times.
Great dreams of great dreamers are always transcended.
I have already joined myself in marriage to a husband, namely the kingdom of England.
Every act of creation is first an act of destruction.
The impossible could not have happened, therefore the impossible must be possible in spite of appearances.
Life's battles don't always go to the stronger or faster man. But sooner or later, the man who wins is the man who thinks he can.
Empty your cup so that it may be filled; become devoid to gain totality.
Proverbs are short sentences drawn from long experience.
Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart.
If you don't want to slip up tomorrow, speak the truth today.
A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer.