Wednesday, November 16, 2011
He who learns but does not think, is lost! He who thinks but does not learn is in great danger.
He who speaks without modesty will find it difficult to make his words good.
If I am walking with two other men, each of them will serve as my teacher. I will pick out the good points of the one and imitate them, and the bad points of the other and correct them in myself.
In a country well governed, poverty is something to be ashamed of. In a country badly governed, wealth is something to be ashamed of.
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
The cautious seldom err.
The more man meditates upon good thoughts, the better will be his world and the world at large.
The object of the superior man is truth.
The strength of a nation derives from the integrity of the home
The superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions.
The superior man thinks always of virtue; the common man thinks of comfort.
There are three methods to gaining wisdom. The first is reflection, which is the highest. The second is limitation, which is the easiest. The third is experience, which is the bitterest.
To be wronged is nothing unless you continue to remember it.
To see and listen to the wicked is already the beginning of wickedness.
To see the right and not to do it is cowardice.
Virtue is not left to stand alone. He who practices it will have neighbors.
We should feel sorrow, but not sink under its oppression.
When anger rises, think of the consequences.
When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don't adjust the goals, adjust the action steps.
Wisdom, compassion, and courage are the three universally recognized moral qualities of men.
You cannot open a book without learning something.
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