The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential... these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence.
The superior man is distressed by the limitations of his ability; he is not distressed by the fact that men do not recognize the ability that he has.
Wisdom, compassion, and courage are the three universally recognized moral qualities of men.
You cannot open a book without learning something.
He, who wishes to secure the good of others, has already secured his own.
When anger rises, think of the consequences.
I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.
The faults of a superior person are like the sun and moon. They have their faults, and everyone sees them; they change and everyone looks up to them.
Virtuous people often revenge themselves for the constraints to which they submit by the boredom which they inspire.
When we see persons of worth, we should think of equaling them; when we see persons of a contrary character, we should turn inwards and examine ourselves.
Success depends upon previous preparation, and without such preparation there is sure to be failure.
It is easy to hate and it is difficult to love. This is how the whole scheme of things works. All good things are difficult to achieve; and bad things are very easy to get.
The more man meditates upon good thoughts, the better will be his world and the world at large.
Speak the truth, do not yield to anger; give, if thou art asked for little; by these three steps thou wilt go near the gods.
Old age, believe me, is a good and pleasant thing. It is true you are gently shouldered off the stage, but then you are given such a comfortable front stall as spectator.
Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.
The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools.
If you look into your own heart, and you find nothing wrong there, what is there to worry about? What is there to fear?