Think no vice so small that you may commit it, and no virtue so small that you may over look it.
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.
The Essence of Knowledge is, having it, to use it.
He that rules by mind is like the north star, steady in his seat, whilst the stars all bend to him.
The Master said, The gentleman understands what is right, whereas the petty man understands profit.
The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.
The scholar who cherishes the love of comfort is not fit to be deemed a scholar.
When words lose their meaning, people lose their freedom.
If a man be without the virtues proper to humanity, what has he to do with the rites of propriety? If a man be without the virtues proper to humanity, what has he to do with music?