The more a man knows, the more he forgives.
Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.
Silence is one of the great arts of conversation.
It's not because things are difficult that we dare not venture. It's because we dare not venture that they are difficult.
When a man is denied to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an outlaw.
A room without books is like a body without a soul.
What we see depends mainly on what we look for.
Begin at once to live, and count each separate day as a separate life.
If you want to make peace with your enemy, you have to work with your enemy.
Then he becomes your partner.
Don't judge me by my success, judge me by how many times I fell down and got up again
You can tell the character of every man when you see how he gives and receives praise.
Freedom is a possession of inestimable value.
After climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb.
I hope to arrive to my death, late, in love and a little drunk.
If we do not plant knowledge when young, it will give us no shade when we are old.
Small opportunities are often the beginnings of great enterprises.
If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart. Nelson Mandela and The Language of Leaders.
Having an education is one thing, being educated is another.
You're never too young to lead.
It always seems impossible until it's done.
I am not a saint, unless you think of a saint as a sinner who keeps on trying.
Friendship makes prosperity more shining and lessens adversity by dividing and sharing it.
Great is the power of habit. It teaches us to bear fatigue and to despise wounds and pain.
The higher we are placed, the more humbly we should walk.
There never was a great soul that did not have some divine inspiration.
Life is nothing without friendship.
This project would not only open up venues of cooperation in the oil and gas sector between the member countries but also help bring the people of regional countries together.
It is a great thing to know the season for speech and the season for silence.
I beg you take courage; the brave soul can mend even disaster.
One of the most beautiful qualities of true friendship is to understand and to be understood.
Superstition is the religion of feeble minds.
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. Nelson Mandela's Confidence to Inspire
The future comes one day at a time.
Good humor is the health of the soul, sadness is its poison.
Do not judge me by my successes, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again.
A friend is, as it were, a second self.
We need to reach that happy stage of our development when differences and diversity are not seen as sources of division and distrust, but of strength and inspiration.
I prefer tongue-tied knowledge to ignorant loquacity.
The Taliban and its backers bear the responsibility for the consequences of this outrageous act.
Luck is a matter of preparation meeting opportunity.
I would rather trust a woman's instinct than a man's reason.
What good are wings withou the courage to fly.
They condemn what they do not understand.
A community is like the ones who govern it.
My gut feelings and my faith tell me that until God shuts a door, no human can shut it.
Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others.
Natural ability without education has more often raised a man to glory and virtue than education without natural ability.
If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.
What madness is it, to be expecting evil before it comes.
The wise are instructed by reason, average minds by experience, the stupid by necessity and the brute by instinct.
I am not ashamed to confess I am ignorant of what I do not know.
To be ignorant of what occurred before you were born is to remain always a child.
Know the true value of time; snatch, seize, and enjoy every moment of it. No idleness, no laziness, no procrastination: never put off till tomorrow what you can do today.
It is the peculiar quality of a fool to perceive the faults of others and to forget his own.
Don't let your ego get too close to your position, so that if your position gets shot down, your ego doesn't go with it.
If you want to make peace with your enemy, you have to work with your enemy. The he becomes your partner.
Ability without honor is useless.
Sometimes even to live is an act of courage.