All men profess honesty as long as they can. To believe all men honest would be folly. To believe none so is something worse.
Those people who think they know everything are a great annoyance to those of us who do.
If a man will begin with certainties, he shall end in doubts; but if he will be content to begin with doubts, he shall end in certainty.
COMMERCE, n. A kind of transaction in which A plunders from B the goods of C, and for compensation B picks the pocket of D of money belonging to E.
Dictators ride to and fro on tigers they dare not dismount. And the tigers are getting hungry.
It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations ... The quotations when engraved upon the memory give you good thoughts. They also make you anxious to read the authors and look for more.
There is no education like adversity.
Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.
Immortality. I notice that as soon as writers broach this question they begin to quote. I hate quotation. Tell me what you know.
Only the educated are free.
Remember that time is money.
I am captivated more by dreams of the future than by history of the past.
I find that pain of a little censure, even when it is unfounded, is more acute than the pleasure of much praise.
A decent provision for the poor is the true test of civilization.
And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you. Ask what you can do for your country.
Mankind must put an end to war before war puts an end to mankind.
He who would make serious use of his life must always act as though he had a long time to live and must schedule his time as though he were about to die.
If you would hit the mark, you must aim a little above it; Every arrow that flies feels the attraction of earth.
I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.
The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
You've got to learn to survive a defeat. That's when you develop character.
To err is human; to forgive, divine.
The only thing we have to fear is fear itself - nameless, unreasoning, unjustified, terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance.
Character, in the long run, is the decisive factor in the life of an individual and of nations alike.
It is not the man who has too little, but the man who craves more, that is poor.
He who can, does. He who cannot, teaches.
If you tell the truth you don't have to remember anything.
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
A leader is best when people barely know that he exists.
Less good when they obey and acclaim him.
Worse when they fear and despise him.
Fail to honor people, and they fail to honor you.
But of a good leader, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled,
they will say,We did this ourselves.
Wise men don't need to prove their point; men who need to prove their point aren't wise.
Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.
Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.
Character is a by-product; it is produced in the great manufacture of daily duty.
I was like a hit album waiting to be released. I knew my day would come.
Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.