The firm, the enduring, the simple, and the modest are near to virtue.
When anger rises, think of the consequences.
You cannot open a book without learning something.
I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.
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.
Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without.
By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.
The superior man cannot be known in little matters, but he may be entrusted with great concerns. The small man may not be entrusted with great concerns, but he may be known in little matters.
They must often change, who would be constant in happiness or wisdom.
The superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions.
If you look into your own heart, and you find nothing wrong there, what is there to worry about? What is there to fear?
Silence is a true friend who never betrays.
When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don’t adjust the goals, adjust the action steps.
Wherever you go, go with all your heart.
If I am walking with two other men, each of them will serve as my teacher. I will pick out the good points of the one and imitate them, and the bad points of the other and correct them in myself.
Look at the means which a man employs, consider his motives, observe his pleasures. A man simply cannot conceal himself!
When we see persons of worth, we should think of equaling them; when we see persons of a contrary character, we should turn inwards and examine ourselves.
I will not be concerned at other men’s not knowing me;I will be concerned at my own want of ability.
The more man meditates upon good thoughts, the better will be his world and the world at large.
He who speaks without modesty will find it difficult to make his words good.
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