Study without reflection is a waste of time; reflection without study is dangerous.
To put the world in order, we must first put the nation in order; to put the nation in order, we must put the family in order; to put the family in order, we must cultivate our personal life; and to cultivate our personal life, we must first set our hearts right.
A superior man is one who is free from fear and anxieties.
The superior man is distressed by the limitations of his ability; he is not distressed by the fact that men do not recognize the ability that he has.
Study the past if you would divine the future.
He who will not economize will have to agonize.
The superior man seeks what is right; the inferior one, what is profitable.
There are three marks of a superior man: being virtuous, he is free from anxiety; being wise, he is free from perplexity; being brave, he is free from fear.
To see what is right and not do it is a lack of courage.
When anger rises, think of the consequences.
The man who chases two rabbits catches neither.
Without an acquaintance with the rules of propriety, it is impossible for the character to be established.
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