Man is the most valuable among all the things that heaven fosters.
People are the most important element in the state, next are the government and grain, least is the ruler himself.
And as a saying from The Book of Changes goes, ”If two people are of the same mind, their sharpness can cut through metal.
In so many different ways, we are upholding the teachings of Mencius, who said:”A good citizen in one community will befriend the other citizens of the community;a good citizen of the world will befriend the other citizens of the world.”
One can never be aware of the height of the sky or the depth of the earth, if he does not climb up a high mountain or look down into a deep abyss.
We wigh each other a long life so as to share the beauty of this graceful moonlight, even though miles apart.
A lonely stranger in a strange land I am cast, I miss my family all the more on every festive day.
If two people are of the same mind, their sharpness can cut through metal.
A bosom friend afar brings distance near.
Misfortune, that is where happiness depends; happiness, that is where misfortune underlies.
Raising my head, I see the moon so bright; withdrawing my eyes, my nostalgia comes around.
Propriety suggests reciprocity. It is not propriety not to give but to receive, or vice versa.
If love between both sides can last for aye, why need they stay together night and day?
The way ahead is long; I see no ending, yet high and low I’ll search with my will unbending.
Quick-minded and eager to learn, he is never ashamed to consult his inferiors.
Heaven has endowed me with talents for eventual use.
Opportunities vouchsafed by Heaven are less important than terrestrial advantages, which in turn are less important than the unity among people.
As Heaven’s movement is ever vigorous, so must a gentleman ceaselessly strive along.
Don’t do what should not be done; don’t desire what should not be desired. That is all.
Never be contented with your study; never be impatient with your teaching.
Learning is like rowing upstream: not to advance is to drop back.
We widen our views three hundred miles by ascending one flight of stairs./Exhausting my eyes to a thousand li further, I am ascending one more story of the tower.