To be one, to be united is a great thing. But to respect the right to be different is maybe even greater.
In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing. The worst thing you can do is nothing.
I have already joined myself in marriage to a husband, namely the kingdom of England.
The best revenge is to be unlike him who performed the injury.
If you meditate, sooner or later you will come upon love. If you meditate deeply, sooner or later you will start feeling a tremendous love arising in you that you have never known before.
The greatest power we have is the power of choice.
When you undervalue what you do, the world will undervalue who you are
Those who cannot work with their hearts achieve but a hollow, half-hearted success that breeds bitterness all around.
Do not say a little in many words, but a great deal in few!
It is a wise man that does know the contented man is never poor, whilst the discontented man is never rich.
Judge not unless you judge yourself.
Let him who would move the world first move himself.
I know I am but mortal and so therewhilst prepare myself for death, whensoever it shall please God to send it.
Better mad with the rest of the world than wise alone.
Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.
Your reputation is in the hands of others. That's what the reputation is. You can't control that. The only thing you can control is your character.
We learn from our gardens to deal with the most urgent question of the time: How much is enough?
Destiny is not a passive agent that lies in the lap of the Gods, but is an active instrument that lies in your own hands to shape as you will.
When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, 'I used everything you gave me'.
Never pick a fight with an ugly person, they've got nothing to lose.
Admiration is the daughter of ignorance.