Learning without thought is labor lost; thought without learning is perilous.
The superior man acts before he speaks, and afterwards speaks according to his action.
Wisdom, compassion, and courage are the three universally recognized moral qualities of men.
The superior man understands what is right; the inferior man understands what will sell.
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.
What you do not want done to yourself, do not do to others.
Virtuous people often revenge themselves for the constraints to which they submit by the boredom which they inspire.
I hear, I know. I see, I remember. I do, I understand.
Ability will never catch up with the demand for it.
Look at the means which a man employs, consider his motives, observe his pleasures. A man simply cannot conceal himself!