In following the Way, the noble-minded treasure three things: a manner free of violence and arrogance, a countenance full of sincerity and trust, a voice free of vulgarity and impropriety.
It is better to play than do nothing.
Things have their roots and branches. Affairs have their beginnings and their ends. To know what is first and what is last will lead one near the Way.
Lord Chi Wen thought three times before taking any action. When the Master heard this, he said: Twice is plenty enough.
The people may be made to follow a path of action but they may not be made to understand it.
Fix your mind on truth, hold firm to virtue, rely on loving kindness, and find your recreation in the Arts.