Experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn in no other.
Life's battles don't always go to the stronger or faster man. But sooner or later, the man who wins is the man who thinks he can.
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.
If you would take, you must first give, this is the beginning of intelligence.
Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own minds.
You place too much importance... on the so-called purity of blood! You fail to recognize that it matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be!
Why fit in when you were born to stand out?
Learn as though you would never be able to master it; hold it as though you would be in fear of losing it.
The path to success is to take massive, determined action.
Every intelligent individual wants to know what makes him tick, and yet is at once fascinated and frustrated by the fact that oneself is the most difficult of all things to know.
If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.
Nobody has the power to take two steps together; you can take only one step at a time.
A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.
Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with deeper meaning.
I have already joined myself in marriage to a husband, namely the kingdom of England.
No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.
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.
Man's sensitivity to the little things and insensitivity to the greatest are the signs of a strange disorder.
The greatest minds are capable of the greatest vices as well as of the greatest virtues.
Don't criticize what you don't understand, son. You never walked in that man's shoes.
It is not titles that honor men, but men that honor titles.