I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.
To do great things is difficult, but to command great things is more difficult.
Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.
We must live together as brothers or perish together as fools.
Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.
One must wait until the evening to see how splendid the day has been.
He who can destroy a thing, can control a thing.
All our knowledge begins with the senses, proceeds then to the understanding, and ends with reason. There is nothing higher than reason.
Wisdom is not the product of schooling, but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.
What a man does for others, not what they do for him, gives him immortality.
You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth.
All imperfection is easier to tolerate if served up in small doses.
Confidence is contagious. So is lack of confidence.
Man is the only creature who refuses to be what he is.
No one cares how much you know, until they know how much you care
The lie is a condition of life.
Rational discussion is useful only when there is a significant base of shared assumptions.
The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding.
Man's sensitivity to the little things and insensitivity to the greatest are the signs of a strange disorder.
When prosperity comes, do not use all of it.
It is a cliche that most cliches are true, but then like most cliches, that cliche is untrue.