Pericles Quotes

What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others.

The secret of happiness is freedom, and the secret of freedom is courage.

Time is the wisest counselor of all.

One must not only be proud of their heritage, but also strive to enrich it.

The greatest virtue of man is perhaps curiosity.

Strong minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events, weak minds discuss people.

The whole earth is the sepulchre of famous men; and their story but the outworking of His will.

Crisis does not build character, it reveals it.

The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled.

Happiness resides not in possessions, and not in gold, happiness dwells in the soul.

Character is simply habit long continued.

A man’s own good breeding is the best security against other people’s ill manners.

We do not learn so much from our triumphs as we do from our failures.

Just because you do not take an interest in politics doesn’t mean politics won’t take an interest in you.

Success is not final, failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts.

Change is inevitable, growth is intentional.

You cannot teach a man anything, you can only help him discover it within himself.

The measure of a man’s life is not the duration of his days, but the good he creates.

The key to successful leadership is influence, not authority.

Do not wait for opportunities to come your way, create them.

Our deeds determine us as much as we determine our deeds.

The only constant in life is change.

The universe is transformation; our life is a journey of consciousness, not of form.

Excellence is not an act, but a habit.

It is not the walls that make the city, but the people who live within them.

The greatest revolution of our generation is the discovery that human beings, by changing the inner attitudes of their minds, can change the outer aspects of their lives.

Knowledge is the true wealth of a nation.

The greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.

It is not enough to win a war; it is more important to organize a peaceful world.

Men trust their ears less than their eyes.

The secret to happiness is freedom, and the secret to freedom is courage.

True leaders inspire others to lead.

The strength of a nation lies not in the might of its military, but in the character of its people.

The unexamined life is not worth living.

It is wise to remember that while money can buy many things, it cannot buy happiness or respect.

We must strive to be the change we wish to see in the world.

The only way to make sense of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.

Greatness is not achieved by never falling, but by rising after every fall.

The fastest way to change society is to mobilize the women of the world.

Your character is your destiny.

True wisdom comes to each of us when we realize how little we understand about life, ourselves, and the world around us.

The most difficult thing in life is to know yourself.

To the well-organized mind, death is but the next great adventure.

There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.

The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.

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