He who learns but does not think, is lost! He who thinks but does not learn is in great danger.

Respect yourself and others will respect you.

I hear and I forget.I see and I believe.I do and I understand.

Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.

The essence of knowledge is, having it, to apply it; not having it, to confess your ignorance.

If a man take no thought about what is distant, he will find sorrow near at hand

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.

Wheresoever you go, go with all your heart.

When anger rises, think of the consequences.

When we see men of a contrary character, we should turn inwards and examine ourselves.

I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.

Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.

Men's natures are alike, it is their habits that carry them far apart.

Everything has its beauty but not everyone sees it.

What the superior man seeks is in himself; what the small man seeks is in others.

Be not ashamed of mistakes and thus make them crimes.

Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without.

The superior man acts before he speaks, and afterwards speaks according to his action.

Ignorance is the night of the mind, but a night without moon and star.

To see what is right, and not to do it, is want of courage or of principle.

While you are not able to serve men, how can you serve spirits [of the dead]?...While you do not know life, how can you know about death?

A man who has committed a mistake and doesn't correct it, is committing another mistake.

Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.

By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.

The superior man is modest in his speech but exceeds in his actions.

He who merely knows right principles is not equal to him who loves them.

It is not possible for one to teach others who cannot teach his own family.

A youth is to be regarded with respect. How do you know that his future will not be equal to our present?

The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.

Tsze-Kung asked, saying, 'Is there one word which may serve as a rule of practice for all one's life?" The Master said, "Is not Reciprocity such a word? What you do not want done to yourself, do not do to others."

It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop.

Study the past if you would define the future.

He who will not economize will have to agonize.

Forget injuries, never forget kindnesses.

The superior man, when resting in safety, does not forget that danger may come. When in a state of security he does not forget the possibility of ruin. When all is orderly, he does not forget that disorder may come. Thus his person is not endangered, and his States and all their clans are preserved.

When you see a good man, try to emulate his example, and when you see a bad man, search yourself for his faults.

To see what is right and not to do it is want of courage.

Humankind differs from the animals only by a little, and most people throw that away.

Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves.

Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.

Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in getting up every time we do.

They must often change who would be constant in happiness or wisdom.

Do not be desirous of having things done quickly. Do not look at small advantages. Desire to have things done quickly prevents their being done thoroughly. Looking at small advantages prevents great affairs from being accomplished.