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Do I contradict myself? Very well then I contradict myself, I am large, I contain multitudes.
The mind is everything. What you think you become.
The person who pays an ounce of principle for a pound of popularity gets badly cheated.
I’m a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it.
In archery we have something like the way of the superior man. When the archer misses the center of the target, he turns round and seeks for the cause of his failure in himself.
There is nothing more visible than what is secret, and nothing more manifest than what is minute. Therefore the superior man is watchful over himself, when he is alone.
Do not impose on others what you yourself do not desire.
The faults of a superior man are like the sun and moon. They have their faults, and everyone sees them; they change and everyone looks up to them.
What the superior man seeks is in himself; what the small man seeks is in others.
Great as heaven and earth are, men still find some things in them with which to be dissatisfied. Thus it is that, were the superior man to speak of his way in all its greatness, nothing in the world would be found able to embrace it, and were he to speak of it in its minuteness, nothing in the world would be found able to split it.
Earnest in practicing the ordinary virtues, and careful in speaking about them, if, in his practice, he has anything defective, the superior man dares not but exert himself; and if, in his words, he has any excess, he dares not allow himself such license.
When wealth is lost, nothing is lost; when health is lost, something is lost; when character is lost, all is lost.
Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves.
The superior man is all-embracing and not partial. The inferior man is partial and not all-embracing.
The superior man has nothing to compete for. But if he must compete, he does it in an archery match, wherein he ascends to his position, bowing in deference. Descending, he drinks the ritual cup.
The superior man acts before he speaks, and afterwards speaks according to his action.
It is more shameful to distrust our friends than to be deceived by them.
Without feelings of respect, what is there to distinguish men from beasts?
Sincerity is that whereby self-completion is effected, and its way is that by which man must direct himself.
Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without.
The superior man is aware of righteousness, the inferior man is aware of advantage.
Look at the means which a man employs, consider his motives, observe his pleasures. A man simply cannot conceal himself.
Hold faithfulness and sincerity as first principles. Then no friends would not be like yourself.
Forget injuries, never forget kindnesses.
Respect yourself and others will respect you.
Only the wisest and stupidest of men never change.
I will not be concerned at other men’s not knowing me; I will be concerned at my own want of ability.
If a man be under the influence of anger his conduct will not be correct.
The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools.
Faced with what is right, to leave it undone shows a lack of courage.
Never give a sword to a man who can’t dance.
Without an acquaintance with the rules of propriety, it is impossible for the character to be established.
What you do not want done to yourself, do not do to others.
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