To govern is to correct. If you set an example by being correct, who would dare remain incorrect?

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?

He who will not economize will have to agonize.

When anger rises, think of the consequences.

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

The superior man is modest in his speech, but excels in his actions.

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

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

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

Forget injuries, never forget kindnesses.

Be not ashamed of mistakes and thus make them crimes.

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

Respect yourself and others will respect you.

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

Study the past if you would define the future.

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

Everything has its beauty but not everyone sees it.

Wheresoever you go, go with all your heart.

Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.

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

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

Be not ashamed of mistakes and thus make them crimes.

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

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.

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