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" Ability will never catch up with the demand for it. "
" 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. "
" I will not be concerned at other men's not knowing me; I will be concerned at my own want of ability. "
" When anger rises, think of the consequences. "
" Silence is a true friend who never betrays. "
" He who speaks without modesty will find it difficult to make his words good. "
" 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? "
" Speak the truth, do not yield to anger; give, if thou art asked for little; by these three steps thou wilt go near the gods. "
" 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. "
" Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without. "
" Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it. "
" Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall. "
" Heaven means to be one with God. "
" 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. "
" Learning without thought is labor lost; thought without learning is perilous. "
" Never give a sword to a man who can't dance. "
" How to play music may be known. At the commencement of the piece, all the parts should sound together. As it proceeds, they should be in harmony while severally distinct and flowing without break, and thus on to the conclusion. "
" The superior man does not, even for the space of a single meal, act contrary to virtue. In moments of haste, he cleaves to it. In seasons of danger, he cleaves to it. "
" When you know a thing, to hold that you know it, and when you do not know a thing, to allow that you do not know it - this is knowledge. "
" The superior man thinks always of virtue; the common man thinks of comfort. "
" We should feel sorrow, but not sink under its oppression. "
" The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools. "
" To know what you know and what you do not know, that is true knowledge. "
" A youth, when at home, should be filial and, abroad, respectful to his elders. He should be earnest and truthful. He should overflow in love to all and cultivate the friendship of the good. When he has time and opportunity, after the performance of these things, he should employ them in polite studies. "
" The superior man acts before he speaks, and afterwards speaks according to his action. "
" 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. "
" It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop. "
" Humility is the solid foundation of all virtues. "
" If some years were added to my life, I would give fifty to the study of the Yi, and then I might come to be without great faults. "