Benevolence is the characteristic element of humanity.
If you chase two rabbits, you catch none.
A youth is to be regarded with respect. How do we know that his future will not be equal to our present? If he reach the age of forty or fifty, and has not made himself heard of, then indeed he will not be worth being regarded with respect.
You cannot open a book without learning something.
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.
Those who cannot forgive others break the bridge over which they themselves must pass.
A man without a mustache is a man without a soul.
The Master said, You [Zilu], do you know what I have been trying to teach you? To say that you know something when you know it and to say that you do not know something when you do not know it—this is true knowing [zhi].
The Master said, 'Subsidiarity.' Tsze-Kung said, 'What the hell are you talking about?