Dark and difficult times lie ahead. Soon we must all face the choice between what is right and what is easy.
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.
Those who cannot work with their hearts achieve but a hollow, half-hearted success that breeds bitterness all around.
I have already joined myself in marriage to a husband, namely the kingdom of England.
It is a cliche that most cliches are true, but then like most cliches, that cliche is untrue.
I know I am but mortal and so therewhilst prepare myself for death, whensoever it shall please God to send it.
All great achievements require time.
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.
Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them.
All differences in this world are of degree, and not of kind, because oneness is the secret of everything.
A mistake is always forgivable, rarely excusable and always unacceptable.
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.
All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.
The greatest of all mistakes is to do nothing because you think you can only do a little
He who is cruel to animals becomes hard also in his dealings with men. We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals.
Learn as though you would never be able to master it; hold it as though you would be in fear of losing it.
The ethos of redemption is realized in self-mastery, by means of temperance, that is, continence of desires.
Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear.
Immoderate desire is the mark of a child, not a man.
A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body.
Desire is poverty. Desire is the greatest impurity of the mind. Desire is the motive force for action. Desire in the mind is the real impurity. Even a spark of desire is a very great evil.