Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.
Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has many; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
Chaos is a name for any order that produces confusion in our minds.
Taste every fruit of every tree in the garden at least once. It is an insult to creation not to experience it fully. Temperance is wickedness.
A friend to all is a friend to none
I have already joined myself in marriage to a husband, namely the kingdom of England.
Don't expect to build up the weak by pulling down the strong.
Experience is merely the name men gave to their mistakes.
Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.
You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth.
Your visions will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.
The object of the superior man is truth.
Only from the heart can you touch the sky.
Act as if the maxim of your action were to become through your will a general natural law
Learning and wisdom are superfluities, the surface glitter merely, but it is the heart that is the seat of all power.
The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom.
Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice.
The more skilled you are at something, the worse you are at it when showing someone.
And this sensitivity will create new friendships for you - friendships with trees, with birds, with animals, with mountains, with rivers, with oceans, with stars. Life becomes richer as love grows.
Although our intellect always longs for clarity and certainty, our nature often finds uncertainty fascinating.
Drop the idea that you are Atlas carrying the world on your shoulders. The world would go on even without you. Don't take yourself so seriously.