Surround yourself with only people who are going to lift you higher.
Doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment.
Turn your wounds into wisdom.
Fools multiply when wise men are silent.
Only free men can negotiate. A prisoner cannot enter into contracts.
Man’s goodness is a flame that can be hidden but never extinguished.
Ten people who speak make more noise than ten thousand who are silent.
I am sometimes a fox and sometimes a lion. The whole secret of government lies in knowing when to be the one or the other.
If you want a thing done well, do it yourself.
There are only two forces that unite men – fear and interest.
Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.
The stupid speak of the past, the wise of the present, and fools of the future.
We walk faster when we walk alone.
Friends must always be treated as if one day they might be enemies.
Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.
Let no man pull you so low as to hate him.
A man can’t ride your back unless it’s bent.
There is a sufficiency in the world for man’s need but not for man’s greed.
It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.
Never trust anything that can think for itself if you can’t see where it keep its brain.
Tact is the art of making a point without making an enemy.
It is far better to be alone, than to be in bad company.
It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one
Associate with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation; for it is better to be alone than in bad company.
After all, the wrong road always leads somewhere.
A man never tells you anything until you contradict him.
I learned long ago, never to wrestle with a pig. You get dirty, and besides, the pig likes it.
When things go wrong, don’t go with them.
Know the rules well, so you can break them effectively.
Silence is sometimes the best answer.
Before you start some work always ask yourselves three questions why i am doing it? what the results might be? and will I be successful? Only when you think deeply and find satisfactory answers to these questions, go ahead.
You can win over a greedy person by offering money, a proud person by covering before him. You can win a foolish by agreeing with him and you can win a scholar by truth only.
Learn from the mistakes of others. You can’t live long enough to make them all yourselves.
God is not present in idols. Your feelings are your god. The soul is your temple.
As soon as the fear approaches near, attack and destroy it.
Even if a snake is not poisonous, it should pretend to be venomous.
Give your wealth only to the worthy and never to others. The water of the sea received by the clouds is always sweet.
As a single withered tree, if set aflame, causes a whole forest to burn, so does a rascal son destroy a whole family.
Do not reveal what you have thought upon doing, but by wise council keep it secret being determined to carry it into execution.
One whose knowledge is confined to books and whose wealth is in the possession of others, can use neither his knowledge nor wealth when the need for them arises.
There is poison in the fang of the serpent, in the mouth of the fly and in the sting of a scorpion; but the wicked man is saturated with it.
Test a servant while in the discharge of his duty, a relative difficulty, a friend in adversity, and a wife in misfortune.
Never make friends with people who are above or below you in status. Such friendships will never give you any happiness.
A person should not be too honest. Straight trees are cut first and honest people are screwed first.
Never share your secrets with anybody. It will destroy you.
A man is great by deeds, not by birth.
Even death is not to be feared by one who has lived wisely.
Showing off is the fool’s idea of glory.
A clever person solves a problem. A wise person avoids it.
No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar.