The book salesman should be honored because he brings to our attention, as a rule, the very books we need most and neglect most.
When we see men of worth, we should think of equalling them; when we see men of a contrary character, we should turn inwards and examine ourselves.
I want you to be everything that's you, deep at the center of your being.
One who never anticipates deceit or expects duplicity, and yet is the first to recognize such things – is that not a sage indeed?
A superior man in dealing with the world is not for anything or against anything. He follows righteousness as the standard.
A gentleman would be ashamed should his deeds not match his words.