The Master said of Gong Yechang, He is marriageable. Although he was once imprisoned and branded as a criminal, he was in fact innocent of any crime. The Master gave him his daughter in marriage.
Clever talk, ingratiating looks, fawning reverence: Tso-ch'iu Ming found that shameful, and so do I. Friendly while harboring resentment: Tso-ch'iu Ming found that shameful, too, and so do I.
They must often change, who would be constant in happiness or wisdom.
If either wealth or poverty are come by honesty, there is no shame.
The scholar does not consider gold and jade to be precious treasures, but loyalty and good faith.