A superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions.
The perfecting of one's self is the fundamental base of all progress and all moral development.
To be wealthy and honored in an unjust society is a disgrace.
To study and constantly, is this not a pleasure? To have friends come from far away places, is this not a joy? If people do not recognize your worth, but this does not worry you, are you not a true gentleman?
Instead of being concerned that you have no office, be concerned to think how you may fit yourself for office. Instead of being concerned that you are not known, seek to be worthy of being known.
The nobler type of man is broad-minded and not prejudiced. The inferior man is prejudiced and not broad-minded.