Ask yourself constantly, "What is the right thing to do?" Behave toward everyone as if receiving a great guest.
Wisdom, humanity & courage, these three are universal virtues. The way by which they are practiced are one.
Justice for All in the World
Be loyal and trustworthy. Do not befriend anyone who is lower than yourself in this regard.
To love a thing means wanting it to live.
A lack of patience in trifling matters might lead to the disruption of great project.
It is the way of the superior man to prefer the concealment of his virtue, while it daily becomes more illustrious, and it is the way of the mean man to seek notoriety, while he daily goes more and more to ruin.
Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without. Confucius
The superior man is satisfied and composed; the mean man is always full of distress.
If the gentleman is not serious, he will not be respected, and his learning will not be on a firm foundation. He considers loyalty and faithfulness to be fundamental, has no friends who are not like him, and when he has made mistakes, he is not afraid of correcting them.
When you see a good man, try to emulate his example, and when you see a bad man, search yourself for his faults.
If you shoot for the stars and hit the moon, it's OK. But you've got to shoot for something. A lot of people don't even shoot.
Old age, believe me, is a good and pleasant thing. It is true you are gently shouldered off the stage, but then you are given such a comfortable front stall as spectator.
To know that one knows what one knows, and to know that one doesn't know what one doesn't know, there lies true wisdom.
Donâ€™t complain about the snow on your neighborâ€™s roof when your own doorstep is unclean.
The superior man understands what is right; the inferior man understands what will sell.
Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without. 1
In the Book of Poetry there are three hundred poems, but the meaning of all of them may be put in a single sentence: Have no debasing thoughts.
Silence is a true friend who never betrays. 1
Yin and yang, male and female, strong and weak, rigid and tender, heaven and earth, light and darkness, thunder and lightning, cold and warmth, good and evil...the interplay of opposite principles constitutes the universe.
Be loyal to yourself, charitable to neighbours, nothing more.
Only the wisest and stupidest of men never change. Confu
What you know you know. What you don't know, you don't know. This is knowledge.
The scholar does not consider gold and jade to be precious treasures, but loyalty and good faith.
If a man keeps cherishing his old knowledge so as continually to be acquiring new, he may be a teacher of others.
Every journey starts with a single step.
Forget injuries, never forget kindnesses.
He who will not economize will have to agonize
It doesn't make a difference how gradually you go so long as you don't stop.
When I am with others, they are my teachers. I can select their good points and follow them, and select their bad points and avoid them.