Instead of being concerned that you have no office, be concerned to think how you may fit yourself for office. Instead of being concerned that you are not known, see to the worthy of being known.
Men’s natures are alike, it is their habits that carry them far apart.
To be able under all circumstances to practice five things constitutes perfect virtue; these five things are gravity, generosity of soul, sincerity, earnestness and kindness.
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Person who chases two rabbits catches neither.
Men’s natures are alike; it is their habits that separate them.
When things are investigated, then true knowledge is achieved; when true knowledge is achieved, then the will becomes sincere; when the will is sincere, then the heart is set right ; when the heart is set right, then the personal life is cultivated; when the personal life is cultivated, then the family life is regulated; when the family life is regulated, then the national life is orderly; and when the national life is orderly, then there is peace in this world.
The wheel of fortune turns round incessantly, and who can say to himself, “I shall to-day be uppermost.”
No matter where you go — there you are
You can cheat an honest man but you can not make a fool out of him.
When you see a good person, think of becoming like her/him. When you see someone not so good, reflect on your own weak points.
We take greater pains to persuade others that we are happy than in endeavoring to think so ourselves.
The superior man acts before he speaks, and afterwards speaks according to his action.
- Zhuang Zhou Chinese Philosopher
- Laozi Chinese Philosopher
- Jianzhi Sengcan Chinese Buddhist Poet
- Sun Tzu Chinese Military Leader
- Lin Yutang Chinese Writer
- Socrates Anceient Greek Philosopher
- Pythagoras Greek Philosopher
- Heraclitus Ancient Greek Philosopher
- Lucretius Roman Poet
- Cicero Roman Philosopher