The absent are never without fault, nor the present without excuse.
Don't criticize what you don't understand, son. You never walked in that man's shoes.
Never do anything when you are in a temper, for you will do everything wrong.
Itís your road and yours alone. Others may walk it with you, but no one can walk it for you.
The smaller the mind, the greater the conceit.
Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.
If I speak of myself in different ways, that is because I look at myself in different ways.
Promises are like crying babies in a theater, they should be carried out at once.
Every act of creation is first an act of destruction.
Where there is anger, there is always pain underneath.
I have already joined myself in marriage to a husband, namely the kingdom of England.
He who is slowest in making a promise is most faithful in its performance.
I don't know, I don't care, and it doesn't make any difference.
There is a wisdom of the head, and... there is a wisdom of the heart.
Desire is the very essence of man.
Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens
There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.
In moments of great grief, thatís where you look and immerse yourself. You realise you are not immortal, you are not a god, you are part of the natural world and you come to accept that.
Whatever it is you're seeking won't come in the form you're expecting.
Learn as though you would never be able to master it; hold it as though you would be in fear of losing it.
As the soft yield of water cleaves obstinate stone, So to yield with life solves the insolvable: To yield, I have learned, is to come back again.