One never notices what has been done; one can only see what remains to be done.
Intelligence is a moral category.
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.
Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.
Everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects.
Our society is run by insane people for insane objectives.
Compassion is the basis of morality.
I have already joined myself in marriage to a husband, namely the kingdom of England.
Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that.
Without courage, wisdom bears no fruit.
Nothing fixes a thing so intensely in the memory as the wish to forget it.
Confidence is contagious. So is lack of confidence.
There is nothing more uncommon than common sense.
Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own minds.
Time wounds all heels.
Never argue with an idiot. They drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.
In a good bookroom you feel in some mysterious way that you are absorbing the wisdom contained in all the books through your skin, without even opening them.
The greatest pride, or the greatest despondency, is the greatest ignorance of one's self.
Dark and difficult times lie ahead. Soon we must all face the choice between what is right and what is easy.
The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.
The greatest minds are capable of the greatest vices as well as of the greatest virtues.