Silence is one of the hardest arguments to refute.
No person was ever honored for what he received. Honor has been the reward for what he gave.
Only the educated are free.
If one does not know to which port one is sailing, no wind is favorable.
A will finds a way.
One of the most beautiful qualities of true friendship is to understand and to be understood.
People may hear your words but feel your attitude.
The fewer the facts, the stronger the opinion.
You may delay, but time will not.
In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different.
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then is not an act but a habit- I would reword “more so a habit than an act.”
You do not need to know precisely what is happening or exactly where it is all going.
What you need is to recognize the possibilities and challenges offered by the present moment, and embrace them with courage, faith, and hope.
To succeed in life you need two things: ignorance and confidence.
You are always a student, never a master. You have to keep moving forward.
No one is useless in this world who lightens the burden of it to anyone else.
The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled.
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines.
There is only one success- to be able to spend your life in your own way. Another repeat that is worth repeating.
Every man must decide for himself whether he shall master his world or be mastered by it.
Be humble or be humbled— That is your choice
Humility is not thinking less of yourself, it is thinking of yourself less.
Pride makes us artificial and humility makes us real.
There is no respect for others without humility in one’s self.
‘Thank you’ is the best prayer that anyone could say. I say that one a lot. Thank you expresses extreme gratitude, humility, understanding.
Do you wish to rise? Begin by descending. You plan a tower that will pierce the clouds? Lay first the foundation of humility.
Humility is the foundation of all the other virtues hence, in the soul in which this virtue does not exist there cannot be any other virtue except in mere appearance.
I claim to be a simple individual liable to err like any other fellow mortal. I own, however, that I have humility enough to confess my errors and to retrace my steps.
The first test of a truly great man is his humility. By humility I don’t mean doubt of his powers or hesitation in speaking his opinion, but merely an understanding of the relationship of what he can say and what he can do.
If thou desire the love of God and man, be humble, for the proud heart, as it loves none but itself, is beloved of none but itself. Humility enforces where neither virtue, nor strength, nor reason can prevail.