1. “Ignorance is the night of the mind, but a night without moon and star.”
  2. “If you make a mistake and do not correct it, this is called a mistake.”
  3. “Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.”
  4. “He who knows all the answers has not been asked all the questions.”
  5. “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.”
  6. “By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.”
  7. “Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.”
  8. “Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.”
  9. “I used to take on trust a man’s deeds after having listened to his words. Now having listened to a man’s words I go on to observe his deeds.”
  10. “It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.”
  11. Learning without thought is labor lost; thought without learning is perilous.
  12. “Wherever you go, go with all your heart.”
  13. “The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.”
  14. “Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves.”
  15. “To go beyond is as wrong as to fall short.”
  16. “To be wronged is nothing, unless you continue to remember it.”
  17. “Silence is a true friend who never betrays.”
  18. “The funniest people are the saddest once.”
  19. “Study the past if you would define the future.”
  20. “You cannot open a book without learning something.”
  21. “What the superior man seeks is in himself; what the small man seeks is in others.”
  22. “It is not the failure of others to appreciate your abilities that should trouble you, but rather your failure to appreciate theirs.”
  23. “I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.”
  24. “Respect yourself and others will respect you.”
  25. “The man of wisdom is never of two minds;
  26. the man of benevolence never worries;
  27. the man of courage is never afraid.”
  28. “Attack the evil that is within yourself, rather than attacking the evil that is in others.”
  29. “The man who asks a question is a fool for a minute, the man who does not ask is a fool for life.”
  30. “The way out is through the door. Why is it that no one will use this method?”
  31. “When you see a good person, think of becoming like her/him. When you see someone not so good, reflect on your own weak points.”
  32. “To be poor without murmuring is difficult. To be rich without being proud is easy.”
  33. “The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials.”
  34. “Music produces a kind of pleasure which human nature cannot do without.”
  35. “And remember, no matter where you go, there you are.”
  36. “Coarse rice to eat, water to drink, my bended arm for a pillow – therein is happiness. Wealth and rank attained through immoral means are nothing but drifting clouds.”
  37. “It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop.”