A good teacher protects his pupils from his own influence.
Language is very powerful. Language does not just describe reality. Language creates the reality it describes.
Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice.
There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.
Having a great intellect is no path to being happy.
It is not enough to have a good mind; the main thing is to use it well.
I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.
The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.
There are two educations. One should teach us how to make a living and the other how to live.
I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
Experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn in no other.
Work is the price which is paid for reputation.
It is easy to be brave at a safe distance.
We seldom realize, for example that our most private thoughts and emotions are not actually our own. For we think in terms of languages and images which we did not invent, but which were given to us by our society.
Let him who would move the world first move himself.
A person who spends more than he earns is a fool
Judge not unless you judge yourself.
Do your little bit of good where you are; it's those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.
Immoderate desire is the mark of a child, not a man.
Do not reveal what you have thought upon doing, but by wise council keep it secret being determined to carry it into execution.
The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom.