“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.

-The Internet, although often attributed to Benjamin Franklin or Confucius.
Quote Investigator is fairly certain original credit goes to Xunzi (Xun Kuang), a Confucian philosopher who lived in the third century B.C.E., with the quote:

“Not having heard of it is not as good as having heard of it. Having heard of it is not as good as having seen it. Having seen it is not as good as knowing it. Knowing it is not as good as putting it into practice. Learning arrives at putting it into practice and then stops . . .

-Xunzi, Xunzi: The Complete Text, chapter 8: “The Achievements of the Ru” (translated by Eric L. Hutton, Princeton University Press, 2014.)


“Surround yourself with those who see your true beauty. Surround yourself with people who are part of your purpose. People who can see greatness rising within you even when you can’t.

-Not the best grammar, but probably Anonymous

“…I will not say the doctrine I have always taught, but the doctrine I should always have liked to teach. That is the idea of taking things with gratitude, and not taking things for granted.

Also sometimes quoted as, “When it comes to life, the critical thing is whether you take things for granted or take them with gratitude.

G.K. Chesterton