The superior man acts before he speaks, and afterwards speaks according to his action. There are three methods to gaining wisdom. The first is reflection, which is the highest. The second is limitation, which is the easiest. The third is experience, which is the bitterest. Without freedom of thought, there can be no such thing as wisdom – and no such thing as public liberty without freedom of speech. What you do not want done to yourself, do not do to others. I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand. It is easy to hate and it is difficult to love. This is how the whole scheme of things works. All good things are difficult to achieve; and bad things are very easy to get. The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential… these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence. Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall. To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one’s family, to bring peace to all, one must first discipline and control one’s own mind. If a man can control his mind he can find the way to Enlightenment, and all wisdom and virtue will naturally come to him. A superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions.