A good teacher protects his pupils from his own influence.
The object of the superior man is truth.
Energy may be likened to the bending of a crossbow; decision,to the releasing of a trigger.
Learn from the mistakes of others. You can never live long enough to make them all yourself.
The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.
To be one, to be united is a great thing. But to respect the right to be different is maybe even greater.
Do not say a little in many words, but a great deal in few!
Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them.
Everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects.
One never notices what has been done; one can only see what remains to be done.
A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body.
Learning and wisdom are superfluities, the surface glitter merely, but it is the heart that is the seat of all power.
Almost every wise saying has an opposite one, no less wise, to balance it.
All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom; justice; honor; duty; mercy; hope.
I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.
I don't like definitions, but if there is a definition of freedom, it would be when you have control over your reality to transform it, to change it, rather than having it imposed upon you. You can't really ask for more than that.
Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you!
The only real laughter comes from despair.
A perfection of means, and confusion of aims, seems to be our main problem.
Kind words don't cost much. Yet they accomplish much.
Madame, all stories, if continued far enough, end in death, and he is no true-story teller who would keep that from you.