Learning without thought is labor lost; thought without learning is perilous.
Never give a sword to a man who can’t dance.
The superior man thinks always of virtue; the common man thinks of comfort.
Heaven means to be one with God.
Ability will never catch up with the demand for it.
The superior man makes the difficulty to be overcome his first interest; success only comes later.
Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
What you do not want done to yourself, do not do to others.
Ignorance is the night of the mind, but a night without moon and star.
To see the right and not to do it is cowardice.
Things that are done, it is needless to speak about
We should feel sorrow, but not sink under its oppression.
Study the past, if you would divine the future.
Virtue is not left to stand alone. He who practices it will have neighbors.
When you are laboring for others let it be with the same zeal as if it were for yourself.
Death and life have their determined appointments; riches and honors depend upon heaven.
Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.
Instead of being concerned that you have no office, be concerned to think how you may fit yourself for office. Instead of being concerned that you are not known, see to the (be?) worthy of being known.
Without feelings of respect, what is there to distinguish men from beasts?
To practice five things under all circumstances constitutes perfect virtue; these five are gravity, generosity of soul, sincerity, earnestness, and kindness.
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