• Be not ashamed of mistakes and thus make them crimes.

  • He who will not economize will have to agonize.

  • I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.

  • Ignorance is the night of the mind, but a night without moon and star.

  • It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop.

  • Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in getting up every time we do.

  • Respect yourself and others will respect you.

  • The superior man, when resting in safety, does not forget that danger may come. When in a state of security he does not forget the possibility of ruin. When all is orderly, he does not forget that disorder may come. Thus his person is not endangered, and his States and all their clans are preserved.

  • To be able under all circumstances to practice five things constitutes perfect virtue; these five things are gravity, generosity of soul, sincerity, earnestness and kindness.

  • To see what is right and not to do it is want of courage.

  • What the superior man seeks is in himself; what the small man seeks is in others.

  • He who exercises government by means of his virtue may be compared to the north polar star, which keeps its place and all the stars turn towards it.

  • I am not one who was born in the possession of knowledge; I am one who is fond of antiquity, and earnest in seeking it there.

     

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