If a man keeps cherishing his old knowledge, so ascontinually to be acquiring new, he may be a teacher of others.
Is it not pleasant to learn with a constantperseverance and application?
He was of an active nature and yet fond of learning,and he was not ashamed to ask and learn of his inferiors.
When I walk along with two others, they may serve meas my teachers. I will select their good qualities and follow them,their badqualities and avoid them.
What you do not want done to yourself, do not do toothers.
Is it not delightful to have friends coming fromdistant quarters?
Is he not a man of complete virtue, who feels nodiscomposure though men may take no note of him？
Those whose courses are different can not lay plansfor one another.
Of all people, girls and servants are the mostdifficult to behave to. If you are familiar with them, they lose theirhumility. If you maintain a reserve towards them, they are discontented.空
At fifteen I set my heart upon learning. At thirty, Iplanted my feet firm upon the ground. At forty, I no longer suffered fromperplexities. At fifty, I knew what were the biddings of Heaven. At sixty,Iheard them with docile ear. At seventy, I could follow the dictates of my ownheart; for what I desired no longer overstepped the bound.
I will not be afflicted at men's not knowing me; Iwill be afflicted that I do not know men.
A craftsman who wishes to do his work well must firstsharpen his tools.
The superior man wishes to be slow in his speech andearnest in his conduct.
The superior man seeks to perfect the admirablequalities of men, and does not seek to perfect their bad qualities.The mean mandoes the opposite of this.
By nature, men are nearly alike; by practice, they getto be wide apart.
Not to mend the fault one has made is to err indeed.
Keep what you say and carry out what you do.
It passes on just like this, not ceasing day or night!
If a man takes no thought about what is distant, hewill find sorrow near at hand.
The wise find pleasure in water; the virtuous findpleasure in hills. The wise are active; the virtuous are tranquil. The wise arejoyful; the virtuous are long-lived.
Look not at what is contrary to propriety; listen notto what is contrary to propriety; speak not what is contrary topropriety; makeno movement which is contrary to propriety.
When it comes to benevolence, one need not giveprecedence even to his teacher.