A scholar who cherishes the love of comfort is not fit to be deemed a scholar.
It is neither good nor bad, but thinking makes it so.
The greatest pride, or the greatest despondency, is the greatest ignorance of one's self.
Desire is the very essence of man.
Whatever you think the world is withholding from you, you are withholding from the world.
I have already joined myself in marriage to a husband, namely the kingdom of England.
Intelligence is a moral category.
Experience is the only prophecy of wise men.
Instinct is a marvellous thing. It can neither be explained nor ignored.
Happiness is not an ideal of reason, but of imagination.
No man has any natural authority over his fellow men.
One must wait until the evening to see how splendid the day has been.
One who deceives will always find those who allow themselves to be deceived.
Desire, ignorance, and inequality—this is the trinity of bondage.
The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.
We never see ourselves as others see us.
This is something basic to be understood: the ego must come to a peak, it must be strong, it must have attained an integrity only then can you dissolve it.
Nothing is softer or more flexible than water, yet nothing can resist it.
Drop the idea of becoming someone, because you are already a masterpiece. You cannot be improved. You have only to come to it, to know it, to realize it.
Each problem that I solved became a rule which served afterwards to solve other problems.
The essence of knowledge is, having it, to apply it; not having it, to confess your ignorance.