To live is not merely to breathe; it is to act; it is to make use of our organs, senses, faculties - of all those parts of ourselves which give us the feeling of existence
Each day is a little life; every waking and rising a little birth; every fresh morning a little youth; every going to rest and sleep a little death.
Do not reveal what you have thought upon doing, but by wise council keep it secret being determined to carry it into execution.
The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.
You can best serve civilization by being against what usually passes for it.
What a liberation to realize that the “voice in my head” is not who I am. Who am I then? The one who sees that.
The simple things are also the most extraordinary things, and only the wise can see them.
Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.
Let there be spaces in your togetherness.
We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.
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.
In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing. The worst thing you can do is nothing.
No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.
When you dance, your purpose is not to get to a certain place on the floor. It's to enjoy each step along the way.
If I speak of myself in different ways, that is because I look at myself in different ways.
If you don't like someone's story, write your own.
What you're thinking is what you're becoming.
Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.
It is hard to fight desire; but to control it is the sign of a reasonable man.
I have already joined myself in marriage to a husband, namely the kingdom of England.
I think, therefore I am.