The object of the superior man is truth.
Quote by Confucius
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The more man meditates upon good thoughts, the better will be his world and the world at large.
Speak the truth, do not yield to anger give, if thou art asked for little by these three steps thou wilt go near the gods.
The strength of a nation derives from the integrity of the home.
Without feelings of respect, what is there to distinguish men from beasts?
Old age, believe me, is a good and pleasant thing. It is true you are gently shouldered off the stage, but then you are given such a comfortable front stall as spectator.
It is more shameful to distrust our friends than to be deceived by them.
There are three methods to gaining wisdom. The first is reflection, which is the highest. The second is limitation, which is the easiest. The third is experience, which is the bitterest.
When anger rises, think of the consequences.
Never contract friendship with a man that is not better than thyself.
Wisdom, compassion, and courage are the three universally recognized moral qualities of men.
True friendship is like sound health the value of it is seldom known until it is lost.
The true republic men, their rights and nothing more women, their rights and nothing less.
The secret of success is learning how to use pain and pleasure instead of having pain and pleasure use you. If you do that, you're in control of your life. If you don't, life controls you.
As a means of contrast with the sublime, the grotesque is, in our view, the richest source that nature can offer.
In general I was a good kid. It usually took a lot to make me mad. But once I reached the boiling point, I lost all rational control. Totally without thinking, when my anger was aroused, I grabbed the nearest brick, rock, or stick to bash someone. It was as if I had no conscious will in the matter.
Everything that has ever been called folk art has always reflected domination.
In my dreams I hear again the crash of guns, the rattle of musketry, the strange, mournful mutter of the battlefield.
Inclusive, good-quality education is a foundation for dynamic and equitable societies.
Thus so wretched is man that he would weary even without any cause for weariness... and so frivolous is he that, though full of a thousand reasons for weariness, the least thing, such as playing billiards or hitting a ball, is sufficient enough to amuse him.
Nothing in the affairs of men is worthy of great anxiety.