Only free men can negotiate. A prisoner cannot enter into contracts.

Only free men can negotiate. A prisoner cannot enter into contracts.

- Nelson Mandela
Where you stand depends on where you sit.

Where you stand depends on where you sit.

- Nelson Mandela
As we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.

As we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.

- Nelson Mandela
Man’s goodness is a flame that can be hidden but never extinguished.

Man’s goodness is a flame that can be hidden but never extinguished.

- Nelson Mandela
If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head....

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
Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies

Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies.

- Nelson Mandela
If you don't know who you are, a university is an expensive place to find out.

If you don’t know who you are, a university is an expensive place to find out.

- Neil Armstrong
The fool has one great advantage over a man of sense; he is always satisfied with himself.

The fool has one great advantage over a man of sense; he is always satisfied with himself.

- Napoleon
Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.

Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.

- Napoleon
Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.

Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.

- Mother Teresa
When you are right you cannot be too radical...

When you are right you cannot be too radical; when you are wrong, you cannot be too conservative.

- Martin Luther King Jr.
Everything that we see is a shadow cast by that which we do not see

Everything that we see is a shadow cast by that which we do not see.

- Martin Luther King Jr.
Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity

Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.

- Martin Luther King Jr.
Confession of errors is like a broom which sweeps away the dirt and leaves the surface brighter and clearer

Confession of errors is like a broom which sweeps away the dirt and leaves the surface brighter and clearer. I feel stronger for confession.

- Mahatma Gandhi
First they ignore you, then they laugh at you...

First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.

- Mahatma Gandhi
It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies...

It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.

- J. K. Rowling
If you want to see the true measure of a man, watch how he....

If you want to see the true measure of a man, watch how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.

- J. K. Rowling
Sometimes, you have to stop trying to force it...

Sometimes, you have to stop trying to force it, walk away and let your subconscious show you the way. Fill up on life for a while.

- J. K. Rowling
It is our choices...that show what we truly are...

It is our choices…that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.

- J. K. Rowling
If we desire to avoid insult, we must be able to repel it...

If we desire to avoid insult, we must be able to repel it; if we desire to secure peace, one of the most powerful instruments of our rising prosperity, it must be known, that we are at all times ready for War.

- George Washington
It is far better to be alone, than to be in bad company.

It is far better to be alone, than to be in bad company.

- George Washington
it is better to be alone than in bad company

Associate with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation; for it is better to be alone than in bad company.

- George Washington
After all, the wrong road always leads somewhere.

After all, the wrong road always leads somewhere.

- George Bernard Shaw
A man never tells you anything until you contradict him

A man never tells you anything until you contradict him.

- George Bernard Shaw
If there was nothing wrong in the world there wouldn't be anything for us to do

If there was nothing wrong in the world there wouldn’t be anything for us to do.

- George Bernard Shaw
You use a glass mirror to see your face...

You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.

- George Bernard Shaw
never to wrestle with a pig

I learned long ago, never to wrestle with a pig. You get dirty, and besides, the pig likes it.

- George Bernard Shaw
To judge a man by his weakest link or deed is...

To judge a man by his weakest link or deed is like judging the power of the ocean by one wave.

- Elvis Presley
Values are like fingerprints. Nobody’s are the same,...

Values are like fingerprints. Nobody’s are the same, but you leave ’em all over everything you do.

- Elvis Presley
When things go wrong, don’t go with them.

When things go wrong, don’t go with them.

- Elvis Presley
Someone else’s action should not determine your response

Someone else’s action should not determine your response.

- Dalai Lama
Through violence, you may ‘solve’ one problem, but

Through violence, you may ‘solve’ one problem, but you sow the seeds for another.

- Dalai Lama
If someone has a gun and is trying to kill you...

If someone has a gun and is trying to kill you, it would be reasonable to shoot back with your own gun.

- Dalai Lama
A disciplined mind leads to happiness

A disciplined mind leads to happiness, and an undisciplined mind leads to suffering.

- Dalai Lama
To conquer oneself is a greater victory than to conquer thousands in a battle

To conquer oneself is a greater victory than to conquer thousands in a battle.

- Dalai Lama
My brain and my heart are my temples

There is no need for temples, no need for complicated philosophies. My brain and my heart are my temples; my philosophy is kindness.

- Dalai Lama
If you think you are too small to make a difference...

If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito.

- Dalai Lama
Know the rules well, so you can break them effectively.

Know the rules well, so you can break them effectively.

- Dalai Lama
Silence is sometimes the best answer

Silence is sometimes the best answer.

- Dalai Lama
An open heart is an open mind

An open heart is an open mind.

- Dalai Lama
The goal is not to be better than the other man

The goal is not to be better than the other man, but your previous self.

- Dalai Lama
I neither believe nor disbelieve anything.

I neither believe nor disbelieve anything.

- Charlie Chaplin
Dictators free themselves, but they enslave the people.

Dictators free themselves, but they enslave the people.

- Charlie Chaplin
One murder makes a villain, millions a hero. Numbers sanctify.

One murder makes a villain, millions a hero. Numbers sanctify.

- Charlie Chaplin
A tramp, a gentleman, a poet, a dreamer, a lonely fellow, always hopeful of romance

A tramp, a gentleman, a poet, a dreamer, a lonely fellow, always hopeful of romance and adventure.

- Charlie Chaplin
Simplicity is a difficult thing to achieve.

Simplicity is a difficult thing to achieve.

- Charlie Chaplin
There is no present and future of the lazy

There is no present and future of the lazy.

- Chanakya
No one can defeat a powerful mind.

No one can defeat a powerful mind.

- Chanakya
The poor wish for wealth, animals for the faculty of...

The poor wish for wealth, animals for the faculty of speech, men for heaven and godly persons for liberation.

- Chanakya
We should not fret for what is past...

We should not fret for what is past, nor should we be anxious about the future; Men of discernment deal only with the present moment.

- Chanakya