What a man does for others, not what they do for him, gives him immortality.
I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.
Let him who would move the world first move himself.
The one you buy will be the only one that doesn't work.
A proverb is much matter distilled into few words.
Language is very powerful. Language does not just describe reality. Language creates the reality it describes.
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.
I believe that one defines oneself by reinvention. To not be like your parents. To not be like your friends. To be yourself. To cut yourself out of stone.
Experience is merely the name men gave to their mistakes.
The secret of life, though, is to fall seven times and to get up eight times.
It is necessary to keep one's compass in one's eyes and not in the hand, for the hands execute, but the eye judges.
A perfection of means, and confusion of aims, seems to be our main problem.
Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.
A man is literally what he thinks.
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.
The lie is a condition of life.
Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice.
The first thing you'll have to do, is the last thing you wished.
Learn from the mistakes of others. You can never live long enough to make them all yourself.
Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.
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.