I don't like definitions, but if there is a definition of freedom, it would be when you have control over your reality to transform it, to change it, rather than having it imposed upon you. You can't really ask for more than that.
When playing board-games which involve quizzes etc, you will always know the answers to everyone else's set of questions but never your own.
Experience teaches us that it is much easier to prevent an enemy from posting themselves than it is to dislodge them after they have got possession.
Good means not merely not to do wrong, but rather not to desire to do wrong.
And no one will listen to us until we listen to ourselves.
Tact is the knack of making a point without making an enemy.
A man may imagine things that are false, but he can only understand things that are true.
Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that.
In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing. The worst thing you can do is nothing.
There is always time to add a word, never to withdraw one.
Men become wise just as they become rich, more by what they save than by what they receive.
Doubt is the origin of wisdom
Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice.
Medicine heals diseases of the body, wisdom frees the soul from passions.
Whatever the mind of man creates, should be controlled by man's character
Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need.
Choose rather to be strong of soul than strong of body.
I have already joined myself in marriage to a husband, namely the kingdom of England.
A perfection of means, and confusion of aims, seems to be our main problem.
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.
The future is uncertain but the end is always near.