Do not worry about holding high position; worry rather about playing your proper role.
You will never know how sharp a sword is unless it's drawn from its sheath.
A great man is hard on himself; a small man is hard on others.
The wise never doubt. The Humane never worry. The brave never fear.
Faithfulness and sincerity are the highest things.
It is easy to hate and it is difficult to love. This is how the whole scheme of things works. All good things are difficult to achieve; and bad things are very easy to get.
The gentleman understands what is moral. The small man understands what is profitable.
Faced with what is right, to leave it undone shows a lack of courage.
To go too far is as bad as to fall short.