Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm.
All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom; justice; honor; duty; mercy; hope.
Kind words don't cost much. Yet they accomplish much.
Thoughts without content are empty, intuitions without concepts are blind.
Wisdom begins at the end.
Great acts are made up of small deeds.
Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.
Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.
Our virtues and our failings are inseparable, like force and matter. When they separate, man is no more
Happiness is not an ideal of reason, but of imagination.
Resist much. Obey little.
Drop the idea of becoming someone, because you are already a masterpiece. You cannot be improved. You have only to come to it, to know it, to realize it.
I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.
Do not reveal what you have thought upon doing, but by wise council keep it secret being determined to carry it into execution.
It has seemed to be more necessary to have regard to the weight of words rather than to their number.
Rational discussion is useful only when there is a significant base of shared assumptions.
Be curious, not judgmental.
There's no sense in being precise when you don't even know what you're talking about.
The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him.
A house divided against itself cannot stand.
Never do anything when you are in a temper, for you will do everything wrong.