I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.
I know I am but mortal and so therewhilst prepare myself for death, whensoever it shall please God to send it.
Your visions will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.
If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all.
The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding.
Wisdom is not the product of schooling, but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.
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.
The only way to get the best of an argument is to avoid it.
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.
It is not enough to have a good mind; the main thing is to use it well.
The pendulum of the mind oscillates between sense and nonsense, not between right and wrong.
Don't criticize what you don't understand, son. You never walked in that man's shoes.
Learn as though you would never be able to master it; hold it as though you would be in fear of losing it.
Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.
If you don't like someone's story, write your own.
Property is surely a right of mankind as real as liberty.
An intelligent hell would be better than a stupid paradise.
Good means not merely not to do wrong, but rather not to desire to do wrong.
The impossible could not have happened, therefore the impossible must be possible in spite of appearances.
Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.
Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.