There is space within sisterhood for likeness and difference, for the subtle differences that challenge and delight; there is space for disappointment- and surprise.
The highest result of education is tolerance.
In a society where the rights and potential of women are constrained, no man can be truly free. He may have power, but he will not have freedom.
Ambition, old as mankind, the immemorial weakness of the strong.
When one clings to the myth of superiority, one must constantly overlook the virtues and abilities of others.
The desire to conquer is itself a sort of subjection.
The only people who would be in government are those who care more about people than they do about power.
Leaders can be moral-and they should be moral-without imposing their morality on others.
The fool shouts loudly, thinking to impress the world.
Blessed is the man who, having nothing to say, abstains from giving wordy evidence of the fact.
It was enough just to sit there without words.
Talking too much, too soon, and with too much self-satisfaction has always seemed to me a sure way to court disaster.
A story is told as much by silence as by speech.
Talk uses up ideas. ... Once I have spoken them aloud, they are lost to me, dissipated into the noisy air like smoke. Only if I bury them, like bulbs, in the rich soil of silence do they grow.
Next to entertaining or impressive talk, a thoroughgoing silence manages to intrigue most people.
Love understands love; it needs no talk.
I like people who refuse to speak until they are ready to speak.
The strokes of the pen need deliberation as much as the sword needs swiftness.
Handle them carefully, for words have more power than atom bombs.
One sees intelligence far more than one hears it. People do not always say transcendental things, but if they are capable of saying them, it is always visible.