What a gentleman sees is justice; what a flunky sees is interest.
A gentleman strides up and down; a flunky cringes to frown.
Gentlemen team but do not scheme; flunkies scheme but do not team.
If not in the position, why do the job?
An army can be deprived of its commander, but a person can’t be deprived of his will.
The wise is not puzzled; the kind is not worried, and the brave is not daunted.
Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.
Life or death is destined and that riches and ranks depend on Heaven.
A gentleman helps others to be accomplished, not helping them to commit sin. A flunky does the opposite.
If a name is not proper, you can’t use it all right; if you can’t use it all right, you can’t accomplish anything;
If your parents are living, don’t travel afar; if you do, you must tell them your whereabouts.
A worthy is not alone; he has company to keep.
He means what he says; he succeeds in his deeds.
Gentlemen have peace but disagree; flunkies agree but have no peace.
If a workman wants his job perfectly done, his tool he must first hone.
If one has no cares for future, he must have worries for now.
Each aiming other, they don’t plan together.
An official should be a learner, having done well; having done well, a learner should be an official.
Knowing it is not as good as loving it; loving it is not as good as enjoying it.
If through review one knows more, he can be a teacher.
Such am I, determined to learn at fifteen, established at thirty, free from illusions at forty.
Learning without thinking, one strays; thinking without learning, one fails
If you know, you know; if you don’t know, you don’t. It is knowing.
In a company of three, my teacher there must be. The worthy I choose and follow, and the unworthy I amend.
Man on earth, good at birth; the same nature varies on nurture.
Man is modeled on Earth, Earth on Heaven, Heaven on the Word, and the Word on Nature.
Let people go back to the days of being fed well, dressed well, settled well and happy with the way they are.
The top goodness is like water, benefiting all, and contending with none.
The net of Heaven is so wide; it lays nothing aside.
Faithful words are not beautiful; beautiful words are not faithful. He who is good does not have a glib tongue; he who has a glib tongue is not good.
Mend your house against a rain; dig a well before you thirst.