1- Only the wisest and stupidest of men never change.
2- 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.
3- Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.
4- It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.
5- When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don’t adjust the goals, adjust the action steps.
6- Success depends upon previous preparation, and without such preparation there is sure to be failure.
7- I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.
8- Silence is a true friend who never betrays.
9- When anger rises, think of the consequences.
10- 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.
11- What you do not want done to yourself, do not do to others.
12- A superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions.
13- If I am walking with two other men, each of them will serve as my teacher. I will pick out the good points of the one and imitate them, and the bad points of the other and correct them in myself.
14- Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.
15- Real knowledge is to know the extent of one’s ignorance.
16- To know what you know and what you do not know, that is true knowledge.
17- Wherever you go, go with all your heart.
18- The superior man understands what is right; the inferior man understands what will sell.
19- The superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions.
20- To see what is right and not to do it is want of courage, or of principle.
21- He who speaks without modesty will find it difficult to make his words good.
22- You cannot open a book without learning something.
23- Without feelings of respect, what is there to distinguish men from beasts?
24- Study the past, if you would divine the future.
25- The superior man thinks always of virtue; the common man thinks of comfort.
26- When you are laboring for others let it be with the same zeal as if it were for yourself.
27- We should feel sorrow, but not sink under its oppression.
28- 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.
29- I hear, I know. I see, I remember. I do, I understand.
30- If we don’t know life, how can we know death?