It is goodness that gives to a neighborhood its beauty. One who is free to choose, yet does not prefer to dwell among the good - how can he be accorded the name of wise?
In his dealings with the world, the gentleman is not invariably for or against anything. He is on the side of what is moral.
In a hamlet of ten households, there are bound to be those who are my equal in doing their best for others and in being trustworthy in what they say, but they are unlikely to be as eager to learn as I am.
Do not worry about holding high position; worry rather about playing your proper role.
If I am building a mountain and stop before the last basketful of earth is placed on the summit, I have failed.