I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.
Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising every time we fall.
When nature exceeds culture, we have the rustic. When culture exceeds nature then we the pedant.
Heaven means to be one with God.
Recompense injury with justice, and recompense kindness with kindness.
To put the world in order, we must first put the nation in order; to put the nation in order, we must put the family in order; to put the family in order, we must cultivate our personal life; and to cultivate our personal life, we must first set our hearts right.
The superior man thinks always of virtue; the common man thinks of comfort.
Love thy neighbor as thyself: Do not to others what thou wouldn't not wish be done to thyself: Forgive injuries. Forgive thy enemy, be reconciled to him, give him assistance, invoke God in his behalf.
To know is to know that you know nothing. That is the meaning of true knowledge.
They must often change who would be constant in happiness or wisdom.
Ignorance is the night of mind, a night without moon or star.
If you think in terms of a year, plant a seed; if in terms of ten years, plant trees; if in terms of 100 years, teach the people.
It is only the wisest and the stupidest that cannot change.
He who wishes to secure the good of others has already secured his own.